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.

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  1. Alek
    March 2, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    His name is Robert Paulson…

  2. John
    March 3, 2015 at 12:13 am

    This story is stupid and pointless….

    1. Carl
      March 4, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      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.

  3. DannyG
    March 3, 2015 at 2:46 am

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

    1. Becca
      March 3, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      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.

      1. #huglife
        March 3, 2015 at 5:18 pm

        Agreed. Could have been ISIS. Or Ninja Turtles.

  4. #thuglife
    March 3, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    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.

    1. Tyler
      March 3, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      I hope you never live a #ThugLife ^

    2. #huglife
      March 3, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      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.

      1. Splinter
        March 5, 2015 at 11:47 am

        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.

        1. John
          March 5, 2015 at 11:49 am

          And how did they do that?

          1. Splinter
            March 5, 2015 at 3:34 pm

            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.

  5. Old Alum
    March 5, 2015 at 12:36 am

    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.

  6. Craig
    March 5, 2015 at 8:26 am

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

    1. Splinter
      March 5, 2015 at 11:42 am

      Not their initiation but sure

  7. James McEnroe
    March 5, 2015 at 10:52 am

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

  8. JuiceBox
    March 5, 2015 at 1:44 pm

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