Rachel Neumeier

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Remember that giant black sarcophagus?

You probably recall the recent discovery of the giant sarcophagus in Alexandria.

Had you read about the red liquid found in there, along with the three skeletons? — Incidentally, I haven’t read anything discussing why three people would be put in a single sarcophagus; I wonder whether that was common and if not, why was it done in this case?

Anyway:

The unsettling red liquid pooled around three decomposed mummies found inside a 2000-year-old burial chamber in the historic port city of Alexandria in Egypt has taken on a life of its own.

Horrifying images of a trio of skeletons floating in the murky soup led to rumours the “mummy juice” contained medicinal or supernatural properties, with locals anxious to bottle the stuff…

Of course it did. They could super-dilute it 100,000,000 to 1, as with homeopathic “medicines,” and make a fortune. Probably at that kind of dilution it would even be harmless. Not that I would want it anywhere near me. Especially since it is evidently sewage water that leaked into the sarcophagus.

Nevertheless: “We need to drink the red liquid from the cursed dark sarcophagus in the form of some sort of carbonated energy drink so we can assume its powers and finally die,” petition founder Innes McKendrick wrote by way of explanation.

I particularly like the “and finally die” thing. I wonder if McKendrick and those who are signing his petition are all immortal and bored with life, or if he just is not quite able to write sentences that mean what he actually wants them to mean, whatever that is.

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3 Comments Remember that giant black sarcophagus?

  1. Pete Mack

    I suspect the “and finally die” is added to make it obvious that the petition is a joke.

  2. Pete Mack

    “Red sarcophagus water gives you wings!”
    I believe I heard something like this in a TV ad once.

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