The Man in the Glasses
by Janice Hazy
(Magill, SA, South Australia)
There's an urban legend going around in the Magill campus of University of South Australia, about "The Man in the Glasses".
There was supposed to be a guy around fifteen years ago who was so obsessed with studying for his bachelors degree that it was like he had no soul. He was always super stressed and a bit on the crazy side because he did nothing but study. And obviously he also wore glasses.
He normally spent the entire day and evening at the uni studying. But one night as he was walking home, some stalker mugged him. The man was said to use the chain part of his locket to strangle the mugger, and he killed him.
The guy was already a little crazy, but after murdering the mugger he lost it and began killing a bunch of people with his locket. The morning of the last exam day, he murdered his wife.
It was only after the exam results came in at 8 am the next morning when all the stress of studying passed, and he realized what he had done. Out of guilt he committed suicide in the campus lawns.
Now there's a saying that you should not arrive at uni at 8am or you might see the man in the glasses. If he looks at you he'll take your soul and you will become a soul-less study-obsessed robot.