Jasper Rigg

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People want to drink the red liquid from this 2,000-year-old coffin

They want to assume its powers.

When a massive ancient black granite sarcophagus was unearthed by archaeologists in Egypt three weeks ago, fear circulated that it could contain a horrifying curse.

Many said we should just leave it where we found it, untouched and never to unleash its terrifying torment.

But did they listen? No.

The warning fell on deaf ears, and experts prised open the 2,000-year-old eldritch box to reveal its full horror.

Inside there are three skeletons and a red-brown sewage water, which, apparently, gave off an unbearable smell.

But not content to leave it at that one guy now actually wants to drink the skeleton juice.

Innes McKendrick, a video games producer from Guildford, Surrey, has launched a petition to let us slurp up the decomposed contents.

Addressed to the ‘King of Skeletons, Egypt’ he wrote:

‘We need to drink the red liquid from the cursed dark sarcophagus in the form of some sort of carbonated energy drink so we can assume its powers and finally die.’

He’s not only the one who is thinking, with 48 people having signed up in support since it was launched eight hours ago.

Innes posted the petition to his 21,000 followers earlier today and it has so far received more than 2,000 re-tweets and 6,000 likes.

One user asked the question that was on all of our lips, why? Yes, Innes. Why?

His answer:

‘Don’t want it to go to waste.’