The 2030s (at present)
As the world experiencing a great scarcity and some peculiar natural phenomenon, a team who tried to find out the reasons for all the causes.
But some unexpected twist and turn, lead their research on a different track by some other people.
When they finally found the problem and released the world from the deadly curse; then only, the hero found that was not a big deal: He experiencing a curse; cursed by a buried civilization.
That civilization does not belong to humans.
The story will move by finding answers to the following questions; what was that research? How the hero linked with this story? What are those phenomenons? What was that civilization?
What actually happened? What happened to the world? What is that CURSE?
Even though this is a sci-fi story, it'll move by some paranormal incidents.
As I said that I like to manipulate science belief; in this story, behind all abnormal activities, I gave some convincing theories which are approached in a scientific manner.