DO Fear the Reaper
April 11, 2014 11:35 AM Subscribe
Possibly-Apocryphal Biological/Chemical Disaster-Filter:
years ago, a friend told me about a haunting, peculiar biological (or chemical) laboratory disaster. I've always wondered whether she was yanking my chain. She's passed away, but I'd like to know if anything remotely LIKE the disaster she described has ever occurred (in a nutshell: "some deadly skin/respiratory agent kills everyone working in a lab facility instantly"). Literally-gory details within.
posted by julthumbscrew to Grab Bag (22 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
Okay, here's the friend's story. I'd like to know if anything remotely like this HAS occurred (and eventually been made public). For maximum effect, imagine her taking drags off of a Parliament and sucking down a can of Gennesee Light while recounting it in a gravelly voice: "An old college friend of mine is a photographer, and she said that the weirdest job she ever had was visiting this research lab that had experienced some kind of disaster that was immediately fatal to everyone IN the lab but left the place entirely intact. The couldn't move the bodies due to contamination risks, but periodically, she'd have to put on extreme hazmat gear, go in, and photograph all of the rooms for some reason."
It sounds faintly ridiculous (and also faintly like the beginning of "The Stand")... but the friend in question wasn't a pathological liar, so... is this tale even remotely possible?