Thursday, September 20, 2007

Real Life Colour Out of Space !

This news just in from the blog: Infocult ! (click here).

Peruvian village imitates Lovecraft story
A Peruvian village
encounters a classic H.P. Lovecraft story:
Rescue teams and experts were dispatched to the scene, where the meteorite left a 100-foot-wide (30-meter-wide) and 20-foot-deep (six-meter-deep) crater, said local official Marco Limache...Residents complained of headaches and vomiting brought on by a "strange odor," local health department official Jorge Lopez told Peruvian radio RPP.
Seven policemen who went to check on the reports also became ill and had to be given oxygen before being hospitalized, Lopez said.

Nihilistic Kid notes the connection:
"Nothin'... nothin'... the colour... it burns... cold an' wet, but it burns... it lived in the well... I seen it... a kind of smoke... jest like the flowers last spring... the well shone at night... Thad an' Merwin an' Zenas... everything alive... suckin' the life out of everything... in that stone... it must a' come in that stone pizened the whole place... dun't know what it wants... "
—"The Colour Out of Space", H. P. Lovecraft.

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