When the screaming stopped, the scientist began to worry. Only the oxygen monitors indicated any sign of life.
We (the scientists) are opening the chamber to test the microphones; step away from the door and lie flat on the floor or you will be shot. Compliance will earn one of you your immediate freedom.
The subjects sat in the room motionless, before one of the men said in a dry crackled voice:
We no longer want to be freed.
The scientists then entered the room only to find that the food lay untouched, but the subjects’ mouths were bloody. Each of them had chunks of flesh torn from their bodies, ripped all the way to the bone. Doctors could sense these were self inflicted.
The floor was covered with organs, miscellaneous viscera and slowly congealing blood. The subjects were silent and still – until the gas was turned off, sending them into a frenzy.