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  • Coronavirus has really put a crimp in  our plans to torture your favorite lab  

  • rat by making him do crazy, terrifyinguncomfortable, or disgusting things-  

  • all in the name of science of course. But  that's when we all got to thinking- if he  

  • can't go outside because of the virus, what if  we put him in a place where there's no chance of  

  • catching the virus? Mostly because everyone there  is already dead? And that's exactly what we did,  

  • as we challenged our least important staff writer  to spend 24 hours locked in a real morgue. What we  

  • didn't count on was him accidentally stumbling  on photographic proof of the supernatural...

  • 0700 Hours: This is the start  of my official challenge,  

  • 24 hours locked in a morgue. Honestly, who's  coming up with these ideas? Spend a day locked  

  • in with dead people, The Infographics  Show really is run by a bunch of sadists.

  • So I'm in a small auxiliary morgue in  one of the communities outside of Los  

  • Angeles. How long it took Infographics to find  this place, and get permission to do this,  

  • is beyond me, but trust me those guys and girls  have been pretty motivated lately to get me back  

  • on the road and doing challenges. I guess  everyone's had about enough of coronavirus.

  • Speaking of the virus, sadly people still  aren't taking it seriously and the death  

  • toll continues to mount. The place I'm at was an  old morgue that went unused for a few decades,  

  • until the more modern facilities became  overwhelmed with coronavirus casualties.  

  • So this place is what you might call,  'temporary storage', while the morticians get  

  • about disinfecting the body and prepping it for  funeral, and this place too is near capacity. It's  

  • the weekend though, and this is a pretty small  community, so I was told I shouldn't be disturbed.  

  • Then the mortician's assistant said,  “at least not by the living anyways.”,  

  • and sort of laughed in a way that hinted he was  only half joking. I didn't find it funny at all.

  • I tried to get the girlfriend to do this  challenge with me, but she flat-out refused  

  • to go anywhere near a dead body. Hard  to blame her. I've seen death before,  

  • but sitting in a tiny building stuffed full  of corpses is nobody's idea of a good time.  

  • Plus, the weather outside is really overcast  which kind of adds to the gloom of the place.

  • There's a main office, a small waiting area of  sorts, two private offices which are locked,  

  • and the storage/examination roomwhich takes up most of the building.  

  • The room is extremely chilly and the temperature  is kept really low in order to help keep the  

  • bodies from rotting more than normal. The  room is even colder than normal now because  

  • bodies are having to be stored for longer than  usual thanks to the overflow of covid victims.  

  • I heard some cities are even using refrigerated  trucks after running out of morgue space.

  • So, ok, I have to stay in this building for  24 hours. Since the building is being used as  

  • overflow, nobody should be coming by to bother me  I was told, at least until I get let out tomorrow  

  • morning. The doors are locked, and the only  way out now for me would be breaking a window,  

  • which you best believe I'm ready to do ifzombie situation starts kicking off. I've got  

  • some snacks, food to last me my stay, my laptopand a sleeping bag. There's also a small tv  

  • the staff brought out of one of the offices  for me. All in all, how hard could this be?

  • 1200 Hours: Alright, it's been five hours stuck  in this building and the weather outside turned  

  • from bad to worse. It was overcast at first and  then started raining, which is just perfect.  

  • Seriously, it rains so rarely out here in SoCal  

  • and it just so happens to start raining  on the day I spend in a creepy morgue?  

  • I swear sometimes I think the universe, and  not just Infographics Show, is out to get me.

  • I went into the storage/examination  room just out of sheer curiosity,  

  • and immediately changed my mind. It's  freezing in there right now, and the  

  • smell of chemicals and death is overwhelmingIt's hard to describe the smell of a corpse,  

  • kind of like old leather, with some sickly  sweet aroma, but a pungent after taste.

  • My curiosity was immediately satisfied, andducked back into the main office. 19 hours to go.

  • 1334 Hours: Alright, I swear I'm hearingslight clicking noise coming from somewhere in  

  • the building. I can only hear it sporadicallyand I'm sure it's something totally normal,  

  • but given my circumstances, it's  definitely making me a bit spooked.

  • 1500 hours: First eight hours downand I'm looking forward to this ending.  

  • I can't explain to you how unsettling it is to be  stuck in a building full of dead bodies literally  

  • just a few feet away from you. I tried eating  lunch but just didn't have the appetite for it.

  • The rain is coming sporadically, but the clouds  are still heavy outside. I was really hoping for  

  • some sunshine, but this whole day has a very  horror movie vibe to it that I'm not digging.  

  • Also, I keep hearing that clicking soundIt's rapid fire and comes in short bursts,  

  • sounds like maybe high heels on ceramic or  something like that. But there's no ceramic  

  • floors here, the office area is carpeted  and the actual exam room floor is cement.  

  • I tried clicking on the floor with a pen  but it makes a totally different sound.

  • I'm sure it's a rodent or  something, there's bound to  

  • be mice or rats in a building that stores  human bodies, right? At least I hope so.

  • 1704 Hours: Clicking noise again, this time much  more obvious. It used to be that I'd only really  

  • hear it when the audio on the tv died down, but  now I can sometimes hear it even over the tv. I  

  • did a sweep of the building, which included going  into that creepy exam room, but found nothing.

  • 1900 Hours: It's been twelve hours now. I've  managed to eat some but it's incredible how  

  • little appetite you have when you'refew feet away from a bunch of corpses.  

  • I've heard that corpses can burp or moan  or even move as gases escape the body,  

  • but these bodies have been here too long for any  of that- something I am incredibly grateful for.  

  • LIsten, put me face to face with something alive  any day, but I don't mess around with the dead.  

  • Me and Infographics Show are still negotiating  me doing a ghost hunting challenge episode  

  • for you guys. I am super not keen on  anything dead, just really squeegs me out.

  • I haven't gone in to look at any of  the dead bodies- I know all of you  

  • are probably wondering when I'd get around to  that. You think that's the first thing you'd do  

  • if you were in my shoes right? Well, I did  too, until I was actually physically here.  

  • Now the last thing I want is to see what's inside  those storage cabinets or whatever they call them,  

  • I kind of just want to pretend  those corpses don't even exist.

  • Buuutttt, well, I think my brain has a kind of  defect, because it has a weird macabre sort of  

  • curiosity, and once I get that itch, I can't  stop thinking about it until I scratch it.  

  • I had been explicitly told not to do this  by the staff, but, the staff aren't here,  

  • and there's no cameras. So, I braved the  freezing cold and found an empty cabinet. Listen,  

  • I knew it was a bad idea, I mean how horror  movie cliche could things get? But like I said,  

  • when I get that curious itch I gotta satisfy itOnce I got in trouble in a Titanic exhibit in  

  • Las Vegas for climbing past the guard rails and  touching part of the hull that had been brought  

  • up from the depths. I just wanted to feel that  connection to history, I mean how many people  

  • have physically touched the titanic? Other  than me and a bunch of really dead people?

  • I checked to make sure the  door wouldn't close on me,  

  • and even wedged a few pens into the open  door to make sure it couldn't close,  

  • then after a pretty long, pretty hard thinkclimbed onto the slab and wheeled myself inside.  

  • I wish I could tell you it was an amazing  experience- it wasn't. Matter of fact,  

  • it was immediately creepy and I very quickly  got back out again. I'm not claustrophobic,  

  • but knowing that one day I'd be in this same box  only dead very quickly made me want to leave.

  • Honestly would not recommend  trying this one at home, kids.

  • 2100 Hours: I haven't heard the clicking  in a while, so I was probably right- it  

  • was probably just a mice or rat or maybe even  raccoons. It's been raining throughout the day  

  • so wouldn't be surprised if small animals were  trying to find shelter in this old building.

  • It's well past dark outside and it's sort  of starting to dawn on me- I have to go to  

  • sleep here soon. Sure, being up and watching tv  during the day time in a morgue is one thing,  

  • but when it gets dark and you realize you're  going to have to spend the night in here,  

  • well that's another thing entirely.

  • I tried to eat but once more the presence of  all these bodies makes it impossible to have  

  • an appetite, and the food tastes like ash. Also,  I can't get the smell of chemicals anddeath,  

  • out of my nostrils after climbing into that  cabinet. I mean, in hindsight, I doubt they  

  • clean them very well after being used- if at  all. That was definitely monumentally stupid.

  • 2141 Hours: The clicking is back. This time  I swear it was coming from one direction,  

  • and then from another. And definitely  from the examination room area. You know,  

  • the place with the corpses. While this makes  my mouse or rat hypothesis more likely, I guess  

  • it makes a reanimated corpse hypothesis  just as likely. Comforting thought.

  • 2300 Hours: I've been trying to stay up on  purpose, because I really don't want to sleep  

  • in here, but I can feel myself  getting sleepier and sleepier.  

  • I can't stress how little I am enjoying  this challenge. Put me in the wild, or out  

  • on the streets, or facing down another bearliterally anything but being around dead people.

  • And the clicking, it keeps happening. Sometimes  faintly, other times much more pronounced.  

  • It'll happen every fifteen or twenty minutes or  so, and if I walk into the exam room while it's  

  • happening it stops. I've kept the lights  on in there and in the office area I'm at,  

  • but this is 1970s lighting and honestly,  I feel like it just makes things creepier.

  • I'm going to try and sleep forbit, and have set up my sleeping  

  • bag in a far corner of the room where  I can see the rest of the building  

  • pretty well. Hopefully this is not my  final entry from the land of the living.

  • 0228 Hours: I am not going back to sleep,  

  • and am seriously considering  breaking a window to get out.

  • I slept for a while, but got woken up about  a half hour ago suddenly. I'm not sure why,  

  • I vaguely remember having a dream of being inside  this building and somebody I couldn't quite see  

  • was trying to get my attention. I  can't explain it, weird dream stuff,  

  • but this person was distorted, looked likeblur and when they spoke it was all muffled.  

  • Then they grabbed me and shook me  and I woke up. Very creepy stuff.

  • Just a few seconds after waking up  I heard the clicking noise again.  

  • It was much louder without the tv onand here's the thing- I had kept the  

  • tv on on purpose so the noise of real, living  people would make me feel better as I slept.  

  • I even checked to make sure it had no auto-turn  off function enabled, and yet when I woke up, the  

  • tv was off. Also my laptop was turned so that when  I opened it back up the screen was facing away  

  • from me. I very clearly remember just shutting the  laptop closed, while obviously facing me because  

  • I had just been writing to you guys on it. But  when I woke up and opened it, it was facing away.

  • This is all really starting to be too much.  

  • I really don't do well with ghost crap, I'm  still terrified of the Poltergeist movies.

  • 0510 Hours: I haven't been able to  sleep, or maybe I just don't want to.  

  • I've stayed up watching tv and turned all  the lights in the building back on. I'm  

  • officially on high alert, and it's all  thanks to that damned clicking sound.

  • I got a hunch about a half hour ago when  I heard it again, and I went into the exam  

  • room. I started tapping on things with my  fingernail, I tried the floor again- nope,  

  • not the right pitch. Tried an examination tableagain, not quite right. Tried one of the medical  

  • storage chests, nope not it. Then I tried  one of the cabinets the bodies are kept in-  

  • it sounded almost right. I opened itlittle bit, catching glimpse of a group of  

  • very purple toes in the process, and  tapped on the metal lid from the inside.

  • Perfect match.

  • Listen, this thing might still be a mouse orrat or maybe a big roach, but I am officially  

  • done with this challenge. The only thing keeping  me from prying open a window and trying to crawl  

  • out is the fact that I know in less than two  hours I'll be let out and I really don't want  

  • to cause trouble for the show. But I am beyond  done with this challenge. This is my final entry,  

  • and I'm spending the rest of my time  here with my back to the wall and tv  

  • lined up so I can keep an eye on the exam room  doors, and all the corpses on the other side.

  • Post Challenge Update: So a few days  after this very stupid challenge,  

  • I was talking to a friend about everything that  went on in that morgue and he was very curious  

  • about the laptop being turned around. He suggested  that I check the laptop's camera roll, because  

  • apparently spirits sometimes can activate digital  cameras and make themselves known that way.

  • The laptop I was using is pretty oldbecause I never take my nice laptop out  

  • on the field with me on these challenges.  I never use the camera on that thing,  

  • and the last time I did must've been a few  years ago. But, well, I did find pictures,  

  • just like my friend said I might, and... they  don't make me feel any better about my experience.

  • So, ok, here's picture 1.  

  • Sorry about the bad quality- like I said it's  an old laptop and low light didn't help matters.  

  • You can clearly see the glow of the tv  which must have still been on at this point.

  • Now here's picture 2. Tv is still  on, but did you catch that? Here,  

  • look at picture one and picture two  back-to-back. See how the perspective  

  • of the photo very clearly shifts? Something  obviously moved the laptop in between photos.

  • Now, for the reason I will never do a ghost hunt  

  • challenge video for Infographics Show  ever in my life. Picture number 3. .

  • You can see how the image is fuzzy, like the  camera doesn't quite know what to focus on.  

  • Or maybe because those big boots appeared  suddenly as the photo was being taken.  

  • You can even tell that the laptop moved pretty  dramatically right before the photo was taken.

  • Listen, I can tell you that I wasn't wearing boots  that night, and there was only me in that morgue  

  • for the entire stay, but I understand if you  don't believe me. As for me, I'm officially done  

  • with anything related to dead people or ghosts for  Infographics. They do NOT pay me enough for this.

  • Want more creepiness? Check out when our  challenge guy probably heard bigfoot and  

  • almost fought a bear, in 72 hours in the forest  alone! Or click this other video instead!

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/18
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