It seems it has happened again. Every year during the second or third week after the fall equinox, a mysterious and enormous scorch mark appears on the much-beloved Erickson field right here at UMBC. This time, the crater appeared on the evening of October 7th. Sightings of dancing spotlights in the sky as well as an ominous orange glow in the distance have also been reported at around the time of the appearance of the crater. Oblivious students who were milling about prior to the crater's formation were found later on that same evening stumbling around with a glazed-over look in their eyes with no memory of what had happened. FBI agents were called to the scene to investigate the bizarre incidence of the crater and the concurring events.FBI investigators arrived at the scene and were immediately greeted with a burning, smoky smell. Upon further investigation of the crater itself, razor-sharp shards of metal were uncovered from the ash and the investigators concluded they were not made of an alloy or element known to this earth. The Frisbee team has been quarantined and is under current observation due to having bare-skin contact with the alien metal. The FBI concluded and made public that perhaps a small meteor crashed and incinerated the field overnight, but that doesn't account for the mysterious light show and the annual occurrence of the crater. And what of the confused students meandering around the scene? Astrobiologists, science-fiction fanatics, and UFO enthusiasts everywhere have different theories than the FBI as to what happened on the evening of October 7th. Whether you're a believer or a skeptic, this bizarre series of events can make you question whether we're really alone in the Universe.
FBI Called to Investigate Crater in Erickson Field
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