The paranoia continues.......
October 9, 2001 5:33 PM   Subscribe

The paranoia continues....... Any other local, non-national scare stories?
posted by Espoo2 (12 comments total)
of course (1) there are (2)  (note: they have a habit of killing mid-day stories so links may die)

the gist: local irs center had an envelope with sticky substance. a local big
boy had a unknown brown vial found. Ah, Cincinnati.
posted by benjh at 5:53 PM on October 9, 2001

And this. Also, I just heard on the news that a case of typhoid was found in Palo Alto. Typhoid of course isn't one of the "usual suspects" for biowarfare, but the school where the infected boy attends treated it as if Osama was lurking behind the lunch monitor...
posted by fooljay at 6:23 PM on October 9, 2001

Jay, that subway incident was mentioned a few posts down.
posted by mathowie at 6:31 PM on October 9, 2001

yeah, my mom was telling me about the covington incident. i didn't believe her because i quickly checked on here, then on, then on tv, and saw/heard no mention of it...

didn't hear about the frisch's one either. maybe i spent too much time napping and watching dragonball z today.
posted by lotsofno at 7:25 PM on October 9, 2001

my brother called today saying that a building at ACU in abilene, TX was evacuating and temporarily quarantining people. i can't find anything about it online though really. weird.
posted by rhyax at 9:13 PM on October 9, 2001

ok, i found the link. Oh, and holy crap, anthrax is a bacteria, NOT a virus.
posted by rhyax at 9:21 PM on October 9, 2001

My roommate is a biomedical photographer. She was visiting another photographer at the city morgue today, where they have access to some of the more gruesome artifacts - like extreme close-ups of the people jumping from the buildings, landing, etc. Things not shown to the general public, natch. Anyhoo, the story they have heard was that previously an intern delivered an evelope full of some random sticky junk that no one could identify.

Coming to a Snopes near you!
posted by Windigo at 11:02 PM on October 9, 2001

I've received 3 e-mails advising me to stay out of malls on Halloween because some friend of a friend of a friend had an Afghani boyfriend who disappeared on 9/6, leaving her a note telling her not to fly on 9/11 and not to go to any mall on Halloween. Are the media and the FBI deliberately keeping this information from us (presumably under the pernicious influence of OSAMA - "Owners and Supervisors of American Malls Association")?
posted by kcmoryan at 8:29 AM on October 10, 2001

Are the media and the FBI deliberately keeping this information from us

Snopes lists this rumor as undetermined. But really, does anyone need such an elaborate excuse to stay away from malls? The mere existence of Hot Topics is enough reason for me.
posted by cowboy_sally at 8:40 AM on October 10, 2001

Jay, that subway incident was mentioned a few posts down.

Well then someone needs to put a bit more detail in his post, now doesn't he. :-)

Or perhaps this post belonged under that one? Will we be posting a thread for each and every incident (real or fabricated) that comes out??
posted by fooljay at 12:25 PM on October 10, 2001

here's ACU's news release about the letter
posted by smt at 2:51 PM on October 10, 2001

Wisconsin Man Tested For Possible Case Of Anthrax

Health officials are investigating whether a Wisconsin man who reported suffering from flu-like symptoms was exposed to anthrax, authorities said. Preliminary medical observations indicated it was unlikely the man had contracted anthrax, but more tests were ordered, FBI special agent Barry Babler said Tuesday (results coming back Thursday). The man told hospital staff he received a piece of mail that contained a white, powdery substance about two weeks ago...
posted by SenshiNeko at 12:21 AM on October 11, 2001

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