The story of the 13th Block haunting took an unexpected twist when an old papyrus was discovered dating to the early 17th century at the T.M.A. Pai museum a couple of days ago. The papyrus, written in English, probably a remnant of the Portuguese/English occupation of the country has a cryptic verse which reads:
It’s night, winter and snow falls deeply for the first time upon the mouth of hell. The moon is high and the nightlife stops to take in the anomaly. She holds him to her, his pale skin belongs to the demons, she thinks, as she slowly scratches her trembling fingers down his back.
The papyrus further elaborates that this pale skinned man and the woman in question fell madly in love and eloped to what is now known to all of us as Manipal. It also states that the girl died after local residents found her to be very ugly looking and separated her from the pale skinned companion.
Within a couple of nights after the discovery of the papyrus,in an interesting but equally shocking development,the mystery person of the 13th Block 2:00 A.M. knock turned out to be a pale skinned person who bears a shocking resemblance to the vampire Edward Cullen from the ever popular Twilight saga. Could the pale person be the same individual as mentioned in the papyrus from the museum? ManipalBlog tried to follow the case further and came to know that the person was caught red-handed by the lady guards while trying to break into the hostel block in an inebriated state.
According to the Chief Warden,the incident took place at 1:50 AM on Monday.
In his statement, the warden said “A pale skinned person was seen by the lady guard Muanmaramma at about 1:50 AM early on Monday.She immediately called the campus patrol van and alerted a couple of her colleagues who usually fall asleep at that god-forsaken hour. By chance, her colleagues were awake at that time and they pounced on the poor man with broom sticks,beat him up till he fell unconscious and informed the police.”
There was a huge buzz in the campus today, especially among the lady students, who took it as a sign that real life vampires do exist. One of the girls even went to the extent of saying that, the pale person was actually Edward Cullen, the vampire. The girl, who calls herself Stella Swan, contacted our blogger and passed along this message to Edward; “Ohhhh….you are chooo chweet.muaaaahh..neva knew it waz you.damn these guards..how can they beat up such a cute guy…poowa you… next time I’ll leave my window open.. you know which one…”
The man was later admitted to the Medical ward at Kasturba Hospital. Sources say that the blood bank has been placed under strict supervision and the lady nurse in-charge has been told that she has to give a detailed report of all the units that are being used.
Upon hearing that the Edward lookalike was in a serious condition at the hospital,Twilight fans in the block went crazy.They swarmed over to the hospital like honey bees and the police had to resort to lathi charge to disperse the crowd. Later, the on duty doctor, issued a statement that the man is in a very stable condition and that he does not have any external injuries from the incident. However, he will be kept under observation as this is a very unique case. The doctor did not elaborate what was unique about the case to our reporters.
The police have registered a case of trespassing against him. They have asked the hospital authorities not to allow any visitors to the room in which the Edward lookalike is being held.
After much persuasion and many promises our source was allowed into the room by the nurse in-charge. When we asked him why he visited the girl’s block so many times and disappeared and whether there was a link with the papyrus, he screamed at our source; “What the fuck! Those girls must be hallucinating.I have been here just once a couple of years back to meet my sweetheart who stays in the 13th Block. I almost met her, but the Manipal Bug bit me on my face and I had to rush back. Imagine, if she saw my disfigured face!! And now, I came here for the same reason..Damn..they beat me up with some shitty broomsticks…”
Meanwhile,sources tell us that the rooms which so far have been left unoccupied due to the fear of ghost-knocking at night are said to be in full demand now.