Many Died After Reading Ancient Tome

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This accursed ancient tome contains tales of sinister mutations, carnal perversions, harrowing afflictions, insatiable blood lust, and absolute terror. When unearthed from the ruins of the ancient city of R’lyeh, a bizarre and sinister fate fell upon the excavators. The laborers reported excruciating migraines, bleeding from various orifices, and suffered from demonic hallucinations. The foremen reported visions of hell on Earth and spoke of direct contact with demonic entities. Investigators tried to make contact with those afflicted to verify the claims, but with each attempt came a horrible fate. One poor soul went as far as to put a bullet in his head the moment a journalist began an interview. The journalist, after relaying the chilling episode, stabbed his own eyes out with his fingers. Another laborer was contacted for an interview, but halfway through he ate his own tongue. Afflicted with madness, the man bashed the reporter’s skull in with the digital recorder before authorities could respond.


The original source of the Book of Horrors is sealed in a secured area, locked behind layers of cold steel. Initially, researchers attempted to study the strange abhorrent artifact by direct contact. However, that quickly changed after not one, not two, but three tragic deaths. In order to minimize anymore costly deaths, the department mandated that further study be done remotely from a digital copy that the last direct researcher was able to generate before he bashed his head against the wall until he died.


Of course, by making a digital copy, the material, whether or not classified, became subject to hacking. A hacking that was rendered easy through sloppy handling of confidential emails. I present to you a portion of the digital copy of the original Book of Horrors. Readers beware, for the passages contained within this electronic copy may not be without a certain, dreadful, and otherwise avoidable curse. It is not yet known whether the stories in the digital copy of this tome carry the same curse that lead to so many preventable deaths. You have been warned.


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