Social Data: This was a group of seven people, all of whom Nick is comfortable speaking freely around. This conversation was at the conclusion of a Family Home Evening meeting, where a group of young single adults in the same church ward unit gather to have activities and a spiritual thought. We're a very close group, and had just been talking freely about some heavy topics, so I felt it was a good time to get open conversation. We had been discussing rumors surrounding secrets at BYU, and Nick volunteered that he thinks he's started one. Despite his words, Nick was excited and fairly confident about his comments.
Cultural Data: It is an item of much debate and anger among students at Brigham Young University that there is a $5 late fee for tests. Many students believe that teachers and the testing center formulate testing and due dates to make it more likely for the students to take a test on the paid late day. Brigham Young University, every semester, has a "Disaster Day," where actors pretend to be injured and copious amounts of fake blood are used to simulate disasters and give the nursing students a chance to practice some of the techniques they've learned over the semester. Every year, small rumors will spread from a myriad of student sources about what is happening. Nick's observation of the handprints was recently after "Disaster Day" had occurred, so this is the likely explanation for this.
BYU, death, disaster day, testing center
This interview was recorded on an iPod then transcribed later