But really, speaking of easy ways to segue into totally preposterous subject matter, did UFOs visit us last week? Maybe, according to an indecipherable video and a few people on the internet.
Brownstoner reports this morning of video taken at Vanderbilt and Dean last Monday featuring "strange lights" in the sky, and the witnesses who uploaded the video to UFO Sightings Daily describe the incident as follows:
"This seems totally crazy but we saw strange lights over Brooklyn again tonight. This time over the corner of Vanderbilt and Dean. There were three orbs glowing like fire and again flying in formation. Each of the three finally stopped at the same point in the sky, hovered, and then disappeared. They made no noise, however, several people in the street did notice and stopped to watch. If anyone else saw this or has any idea what it is please respond. (Please note - we are referring to the three glowing, slow moving orbs that are visible, the fast moving object at the beginning of the recording is glare from the streetlight.)"
Hmm, sounds pretty convincing. Even more convincing is a post over at Gather pointing out that "these lights have appeared in this same section of New York City," and posing the question, "Is there something in Brooklyn which keeps attracting extraterrestrials?"
Totally plausible. I'd say it's still pretty much impossible to figure out anything that happened at all based on this video, but I'm also happy to open the floor to any and all wild speculation on the subject. I want to believe.
Follow Virginia K. Smith on Twitter @vksmith.