Voices echo from KSU sewer grate

Voices echo from KSU sewer grate

Brittany Maher, Editor-in-Chief


Harmonious chants echoed from the underground sewer systems of Kennesaw State University in the late evening hours of Sunday, March 1 after a Sentinel staff member stumbled across voices coming from a drainage grate at the south Student Center faculty parking lot.

Sentinel photo editor, Matthew Boggs, was walking across a seemingly vacant campus parking lot when he heard voices coming from beneath him.

“I was walking across campus on a night photo-walk when I thought I heard voices coming from behind me. I turned around and there was no one there,” said Boggs. “I realized it was coming from the drain and I first thought it was echoing from somewhere else, but then I saw a cellphone underneath the drain grate and I knew people were down there. It sounded like chanting and it was very unnerving.”

In the video evidence captured by Boggs, the voices appear to recite names in unison: “Anthony Pelzer Wagener, Theodore Barnwell Kelly, James Fogarty…”

According to the Pi Kappa Phi alumni association’s website, the names being recited are those of the founding fathers of the fraternity.

A KSU Pi Kappa Phi chapter member confirmed on Monday via telephone call that it was in fact Pi Kappa Phi in the video, but offers no further comment on the events that took place that evening.

The Sentinel will follow up with more information as it comes.

The video is embedded below.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Hi1kV_qT6M]

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  • Alek

    His name is Robert Paulson…

  • John

    This story is stupid and pointless….

    • Carl

      I’m a chapter advisor for a fraternity (not this one) at another school and can tell you that if I heard my guys were doing this stuff in a sewer, I would question their sanity.

  • DannyG

    Why the heck was a police report filed? Waste of time.

    • Becca

      Probably because the guy got freaked out hearing voices in the sewers and reported it before he knew it was just some silly frat thing.

      • #huglife

        Agreed. Could have been ISIS. Or Ninja Turtles.

  • #thuglife

    You clearly do not understand anything when it comes to Greek Life. This post is beyond irrelevant. I hope you graduate and never get a job in journalism.

    • Tyler

      I hope you never live a #ThugLife ^

    • #huglife

      You clearly do not understand journalism. There are no allegations in this story. Facts are facts. Don’t want Greek Life to get embarrassed? Hope they don’t send their pledges into storm drains.

      • Splinter

        Except some of the information given are not facts. They just want to make it sounds like a big deal to get traffic on their website.

        • John

          And how did they do that?

          • Splinter

            It’s a storm drain not sewer so it shouldnt smell or be associated with sewage in general. They obviously weren’t chanting. They were reciting the names of their founders and read a poem. Now the video has over 80 thousand views and is getting attention from multiple news teams.

  • Old Alum

    We discovered the parking lot storm drain entrance way back in 1967 when it was KJC. Shortly thereafter, the entrance was blocked. I’m surprised it took this long for someone to find a way in. I’m even more surprised that the administration is even considering disciplinary action.

  • Craig

    It’s called initiation. It’s not ominous or dangerous. Leave them alone.

    • Splinter

      Not their initiation but sure

  • James McEnroe

    hmm ironic that they were reading the man in the glass and now everyone is judging them.

  • JuiceBox

    Let’s pay for friends and hang out with Leonardo mochaelangelo Donatello Rafael and Splinter.