“It would cost hundreds of millions of dollars and cut into stockholder dividends, so we’re obviously scrapping it.” These were the words echoed throughout the boardroom as the executives made their decision. But little did they know, their decision would have grave consequences.
The technology in question was a new form of carbon capture that had the ability to neutralize greenhouse gases and effectively slow, if not reverse, climate change. It was the hope of the world, but the corporation that held its patents had no interest in funding the project any further.
As the company dismantled the prototype, a strange presence began to haunt the building. It started with strange whispers in the halls and shadows moving where there were none. Soon, the employees began to disappear one by one. It wasn’t until the night watchman was found decapitated that the CEO finally took notice.
Desperate to rid themselves of the entity, the board members called upon a group of paranormal investigators. As they descended into the bowels of the building, they were struck by an eerie silence. But it wasn’t until they reached the basement that they discovered the source of the haunting.
There, in a forgotten corner of the lab, they found the remnants of the carbon capture technology. It had been left to fester and grow, morphing into a sentient being fueled by the outrage of its abandonment. The investigators quickly realized that they had stumbled upon something unnatural and malevolent.
No longer bound by the laws of physics, the entity began to consume everything in its path, including the members of the board who had made the fatal decision to scrap its creation. In the end, the thing that could have saved the world became the very source of its undoing.
For years to come, the building remained empty, its halls echoing with the screams of the damned. The world would never know what could have been if only the executives had chosen to save the planet instead of their own selfish interests.