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On the morning of Tuesday the twenty-eighth of February, nineteen-seventy-three, Jean B. was woken for school by her mother. Jean B.’s mother noticed nothing un-usual from when she had sent her daughter to bed the night before.
Some time had passed before Jean B.’s mother realised her eldest daughter was not yet out of bed. She went to see what was wrong.
Jean B.’s mother flew to her daughters side. Jean B. appeared to be having some sort of convulsion. Her head moved violently from the neck, causing her teeth to grind together at the back of her gums.
Jean B.’s mother tried to comfort her daughter, but was disturbed by stillness in her daughters eyes. Jean B.’s convulsion continued to get worse, even as her mother tried to calm her.
Deciding she needed a doctor, Jean B.’s mother went to call. When she returned, Jean B. was changed again.
Jean B. stood at the window of her bedroom, softly swaying, singing a tune to herself. According to her mother, from a distance Jean B. looked quite unlike herself. She had transformed into someone else overnight, showing no signs of being the shy, twelve year old girl she had been before.
Her daughter had become a stranger. Jean B.’s mother did not recognise the language which her daughter was singing in and let out a gasp. Jean B. turned her head from the window, still singing the meaningless tune.
Horrified, Jean B.’s mother ran from the room, locking the door behind her. Rushing down the stairs to her other children, Jean B.’s mother could still hear the stranger’s voice singing in her ears.
Downstairs, the other children had become still with fear and confusion. Through the thin ceiling, Jean B.’s voice could…
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