It is May of 1976 when fourteen-year-old Bradley Hitchens stumbles upon a mysterious metal artifact in the North Florida woods. Spooked by a feeling the something-or someone- is watching him, Brad takes the odd metal scrap with no idea of the peril that lies ahead, or that beneath the forest floor a greater mystery waits.
Seeking answers to the strange metal object's riddle, Brad's quest endangers university researchers and his own family. They are all unaware that the government has taken a keen interest in the find and will stop at nothing to ensure that no one discovers the truth. When the artifact is lost, Brad must hide from federal agents for seven years, relying only on his wits and trusted family members as he struggles to recover and safeguard the artifact and relay its important message to the public on his own terms.
In Dreamland Diaries, a young man faces government pursuit and cover-ups and meets a most unusual new friend as he tries to protect another deep secret-one that has the potential to shake world philosophy to its very foundation.