The McKibbin, which, as we all know, has a black hole in it, has not only been the home of many faux broke people willing to pay a mound to live in squalor, but also the home of many a disappearance in this town. Living there is an automatic surrender to an unknown abyss that may or may not sweep you up at any minute.
The latest person to disappear, Horacio Cipher, a 28-year-old mixed media artist who was recently working on a project for the Bushwick Collective, was last seen descending into the basement area at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday night. A number of people who had been celebrating Thanksgiving at Trent Orfin’s meandered out into the hallways to start breaking bottles and smoking cocaine-laced cigarettes. Cipher happened to be one of them, but as one attendee noted, “seemed distant and unwilling to socialize with the rest of the group.”
While no one saw with their own eyes whether or not Cipher was claimed by the black hole, The Burning Bush is fairly certain this is exactly what has become of him. And until some brave soul is willing to tackle the scientific problem of the black hole’s existence, entering the McK is strictly at your own risk.
Written by Genna Rivieccio, McKibbin survivor