New York City News Microphone
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News Microphone


Causes those who speak into the microphone to feel intense emotional disturbances after several hours


Last several hours and vary in severity; user feels depressed for a short time


Speaking into it

Collected by

Artie Neilson


Tragedy Annex





Date of Collection

September 19, 2001


Origin[edit | edit source]

When the attacks happened, all of the news stations were in the middle of their morning shows in New York City. All coverage turned to the burning buildings, and reporters from local stations went out interviewing people both during the buildings burning and well after they collapsed. This Microphone from one of those local news stations became imbued with artifact properties after "hearing" all of the emotional despair in the voices of the people it interviewed.

Effects[edit | edit source]

The Microphone causes those who speak into it to become emotionally disturbed several hours after speaking into it. The emotional disturbances vary from person to person, but it can be very severe. The user also feels slightly depressed for several hours after each use. The disturbances disappear after several days, but neutralizing the Microphone negates the effects immediately.

Collection[edit | edit source]

This artifact was collected by Artie Neilson eight days after the attacks in New York after everyone who had been interviewed by a local news station reported emotional disturbances. He found that everybody had talked to one reporter, who just days earlier had covered the 9/11 attacks as they happened. He collected the artifact and brought it back to the Warehouse along with Rubble from the North Tower. The Microphone now resides in the Tragedy Annex.

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