Leftovers Stuck in the Back of Fridge Develop Sentience and Ability to Speak in Tongues

What was once a homemade meal, prepared by the mother of fourth-year SUNY New Paltz student Shannon McNulty, has evolved into an otherworldly being. 

On Monday night, while rummaging in her fridge for a midnight snack, McNulty started to hear taunting hisses and whispers. 

Pushing aside a half-dranken Snapple bottle, a pile of soy sauce packets and an empty White Claw box, the hisses and whispering grew louder. Wedged in the back of her fridge, McNulty found a tupperware container of tuna noodle casserole that her mother made her in December of 2019.

The contents of the container didn’t resemble anything close to tuna noodle casserole, according to a scared McNulty. What remained was a carcass of mossy, white and green mold. McNulty testified that she saw a pair of black eyes blink inside the tupperware. 

When McNulty tried to remove the container from her fridge, the lights in the kitchen flickered, her house rumbled and the container commanded her to stay away. 

“It told me things about myself that I’ve never told anyone,” McNulty said. 

The next day, when McNulty opened her fridge to make herself a sandwich, she saw the soy sauce packets arranged in a pentagram around the tupperware container.  

To keep McNulty company, fourth-year SUNY New Paltz student Maria Savino visited with her German Shepard, Sergeant. 

“Right when I stepped into her house, something felt off. Sergeant is a very well-natured dog, but he wouldn’t stop barking at the fridge,” Savino said. 

When Savino heard a guttural groan from the fridge, Sergeant put his ears back, whimpered and cowered to the corner of the kitchen with his tail between his legs. 

The rotten leftovers’ sinister aura escalated Wednesday morning when McNulty found that her refrigerator magnets were rearranged to spell “Shannon,” followed by a slew of unknown Latin words. 

“I think that the casserole is trying to kill me,” McNulty said. 

McNulty has since packed up her belongings and moved back to her mother’s home in White Plains. 

“Whatever that thing is, it’s the next tenant’s problem now,” McNulty said. 

Nicole Zanchelli
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Nicole Zanchelli is a fourth-year journalism major with a sociology and Italian studies minor. This is her third semester on The Oracle. Previously, she worked as a sports assistant copy editor, an arts & entertainment copy editor and features copy editor. Her favorite articles to read and write deal with exposing corruption and analyzing social injustices.