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A strange incident in Peru this past weekend has readers thinking about The Andromeda Strain. (Read
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|"Slashdotters are quick to announce all sorts of exotic explanations when the most likely and plausible explanation is "mass psychogenic illness".
(Yossi Preminger 9/21/2007 7:57:34 AM)
|"H.P.Lovecraft - The colour out of space.
(MakodFilu 9/24/2007 4:07:51 AM)
|"well, I was going to mention The Color Out of Space, but they've already done so......ia"
( 9/25/2007 12:34:48 PM)
|"The Color Out of Space was also made into a movie with the great Boris Karloff.
(Nothing unusual about this old man...)
(Bill Christensen 9/26/2007 9:07:43 AM)
|"Yossi - there probably was some element of mass hysteria. However, the meteorite scattered debris many hundreds of feet (and onto houses hundreds of feet away). So it's possible that a great many people were exposed to arsenic-laden water vapor, which was later identified as the cause of the 'sickness.' See Peruvian Meteor Sickness Diagnosed."
(Bill Christensen 9/26/2007 2:07:50 PM)
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