How do I know I have a file? I don't actually. But I assume I do from the 1960s. Two episodes in particular lead me to believe this.
- One afternoon "Sally" and I were sitting on the front porch of an old house we rented near Eugene's railroad tracks. Suddenly a fancy car cruised by and slowed down. Two suits were inside. One suddenly leaned out with a camera and started snapping photos as the car sped off.
- I was walking between classes on campus. Coming the other way, a student (I assumed) with a beard on a bike. Just as he passed me, his hand holding a camera snapped out in front of my face, click! and he was off and racing. I chased him but he got away.
I assume both these incidents are related to FBI surveillance of the campus political scene, in particular of "left-leaning" faculty and grad students. Nothing else makes sense to me. So I've always been curious what the hell the FBI thought I was up to. Maybe I can find out.