Muskegon High School Football Stadium Struck By ‘Mysterious Mass Illness’
Thousands of fans attending the Muskegon High School vs. Muskegon Mona Shores football game this Friday complained of a sudden illness and authorities are scrambling to find answers to explain the incident.
One Mona Shores fan, who asked that she not be named, said the onset of the ‘illness’ was widespread.
“Almost the moment the National Anthem ended, we all felt a kind of low rumble sweep across the stands,” she said. “Some people thought it was an earthquake, but then everyone started saying they had stomach cramps. Lots of people left right away, but a few of us stuck it out.”
Police on the scene said that while no one appeared to be injured and few sought treatment, the stands emptied quickly following the incident.
A paramedic who treated the few fans who sought help said nearly all of those afflicted complained of a sudden “gastric distress and discomfort.”
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” he said. “Everyone suddenly grabbed their stomachs and did a kind of trot. And then it was over in a couple of minutes.”
City officials say an investigation of the incident is underway and a joint task force has been appointed to look into the event.
One student called the symptoms fans suffered “like gettin’ a case of ‘Footbola'”.
“Everybody took one for the team tonight if you know what I’m sayin'”