There is a dangerous new crowd afoot on the planet: weirdly twisted versions of our former selves roam at will, seeking to consume our rational minds.
No, I'm not referring to extraterrestrial aliens sneaking their way into our bedrooms in the darkness to poke our bodies steal our souls.
The new crowd is far more insidious than the alleged kidnappers from Planet Ten (or was it Planet Thirteen?). They lurk in the subconscious shadows of cyberspace, ready to pounce from the safety of their anonymous smirks, as their fingers tap dance across keyboards on all sides of the globe.
They are the Cyber Tricksters: Shadowy Avatars tracing their thoughts into your home as a play of light and shadow.
Some are artists; some are cons; some are, apparently, quite clever, indeed.
And some are making and distributing videos of alleged encounters with something unexplained: perhaps even something from beyond this world.
The question at hand: what are we to make of all the videos of alleged encounters with Unidentified Flying Objects?
The latest 'contact' with the otherworldly reportedly took place in Jerusalem over the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount. As of this moment, at least four videos have appeared on YouTube. Each of the videos appears to show a brilliantly illuminated object descend over the Dome of the Rock, and then zoom upwards at what appears to be an enormous velocity, disappearing into the blackness of the night sky.