MIMS HallwayMysterious “Creatures” That Terrorized Students May Have Been Mass Hallucination

Police and school officials are baffled after a student vanished during a lockdown at the Mystic Island Middle School. Jacob Grist, an eighth grader at Mystic Island Middle School, disappeared “into thin air” during the emergency lockdown at the school, police said. The school was put in lockdown because of an apparent “hallucinatory incident.”

Dispatchers received a 911 call from the school around 8:00am. The caller, one of the school’s secretaries, reported that “creatures had overrun the school.” She went on to describe the creatures as “giant dogs,” “skeletons and zombies,” and a “gorilla.” Upon arrival at the scene, Police Officers Jordan Raymond and Andrew Mann confirmed that there were apparently “creatures terrorizing the school.”

“It was unbelievable. Literally unbelievable,” Officer Mann said, “I know it sounds crazy, but I was fighting off skeletons and zombies. I had to rescue several of the children from their grasps.”

Officer Raymond and the school’s art teacher, John Berkley, ran through the halls to direct students to safety. They reportedly came upon Jacob Grist and another student, Tommy Rogers, being terrified by what appeared to be a gorilla and a wolf. When Officer Raymond drew his gun, the creatures and Jacob Grist vanished. Tommy Rogers fell to the floor with apparent chemical burns from a magic marker someone used to draw on his arms and torso.

Police Captain Gerald Orvac said, “Needless to say, we are still trying to determine exactly what happened, which seems, at the moment, to be an impossible task. We can only assume that this was some sort of mass hallucination.”

Paintings of the creatures were found on the floors throughout the school. “Chemical analysis of the creatures show they are comprised of common acrylic paints,” said Captain Orvac, “but they are proving to be very difficult to remove from the floor. We aren’t sure what the paintings represent. Maybe, if this was a mass hallucination, they served as some kind of suggestive catalyst.”

Investigators from the FBI and Homeland Security were called in to be sure the event was not a terrorist chemical attack, but they could find no evidence of any chemical residue.

“I have no explanation at all for what happened,” said Principal Michael Cooper. “All I know is that I saw monsters attacking the school. And there must have been some kind of mind-altering property to whatever caused the incident, because I know I reacted in a way very unlike myself during a lockdown. I had a definite rare moment of confusion.”

Police are still searching for Jacob Grist. Police said that Jacob’s step father, Dennis Walsh, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound two days prior. Captain Orvac said, “We are not sure if Dennis Walsh’s death is in any way connected to Jacob’s disappearance at this time. The circumstances surrounding his step father’s death are still vague, but we can’t rule out that some kind of hallucinatory agent could have been involved in that too.”

Jacob’s mother, Joanne Walsh, is pleading with the public to provide any information at all that could lead to finding her son. Jacob is diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism. Police urge anyone with information on the incident at the middle school or to the whereabouts of Jacob Grist to call them immediately.



Glenn Dey of 25 Highland Street savagely beat and murdered his wife, Emily Dey, yesterday afternoon. Mr. Dey removed his wife’s head and eyes and buried them in the couple’s backyard, police said. After receiving a 911 call from a neighbor, the police entered the Deys’ residence, finding Mr. Dey brandishing a large hunting knife. After repeated requests by police for Mr. Dey to relinquish the weapon, he cut his own throat. Emergency care providers were unable to resuscitate him. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Mystic Mercy Hospital. “When we arrived on scene, Mr. Dey was in his living room with the knife to his throat,” said Officer Brad Dennis. “We tried to talk him out of it, but it was too late. I don’t think there was any stopping him.”

Police Chief Andrew Asner said, “We are not ruling out the possibility of the occult. When we deal with such a ritualistic desecration of a body, we don’t rule anything out. The suspect was ranting to the arriving officers about his wife being a witch. It’s hard to determine what a deranged individual means by a statement like that.”

Officers Brad Dennis and Harold Fleming arrived at the Dey residence after receiving a report from a neighbor spotting Mr. Dey, “Casually walking out the back door with a spade and [Mrs. Dey’s] head in his hands,” said Officer Dennis.

The Dey’s neighbor, Harriet Crenshaw, who initially called the police, said that while returning home from her afternoon walk, she witnessed Mr. Dey walk out his back door with, “What looked to be a severed head and a shovel,” said Crenshaw. “At first, I didn’t know what it was in his hands. It looked like a head, but of course, when you see something like that, you don’t actually think it could be (a head).”

The couple’s two year old child was in the house during the incident, but he was unharmed.


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Halloween Prank Unearths Corpse at The Price House

Four adolescent boys discovered the one hundred year old corpse of Martha Price after breaking into the Captain Reginald Price House as a Halloween “prank,” police said. The boys found the corpse encased in one of the house’s walls. The boys also found Martha Price’s missing brooch, which has become a thing of legend to the Mystic Island residents.

Police Chief Andrew Asner said that the four boys will not be charged with breaking and entering. “The shock of what they stumbled upon should be enough punishment for their behavior,” Asner said. “The boys were pretty shaken up, thinking that the corpse had actually burst from the wall on its own.” The four boys claim that the corpse exploded from the wall, although police say the boys most likely broke through the wall themselves. “We have no idea how the kids found the exact spot where the corpse was hidden,” Officer Gerald Orvac said. Fire Chief Bruce Scope said that it is possible that gases from the decaying body built up over the past hundred years and suddenly exploded.

The story of Captain Reginald Price and his young bride Martha is well known among island residents. Legend has it that upon discovering his wife’s infidelity, Captain Price encased his still-living wife in one of his house’s walls and hid her cameo brooch. The four boys said they broke into the house as part of a bet to find the brooch. Despite stories that the captain kept the brooch after his wife’s murder, only to hide it in the house later, the brooch was found in the corpse’s hand, indicating that it was buried with Martha Price. One of the boys was treated at Mystic Mercy Hospital for shock and minor scrapes and bruises.