Mulva Clark was settling down for the night to the tune of some of her favorite MUZAC on a local contemporary Christian music station. It was being used as filler until the station finally began broadcasting, but she liked the way it sounded. It reminded her of back in the day when her now deceased mother used to shop at the supermarket where they also played MUZAC.
And then something funny started happening. A trance music started to set in, a kind of rave music. She felt herself growing dizzy.
She checked her homepage. Yes, it was WGIH. A Christian music station, mind you. The slogan was "God is Here." And it was the Boston station, for sure. So what had happened?
She looked at the screen and some code appeared, unlike anything she had ever seen. Some people commenting online decided it was a joke, but Mulva wasn't so sure.
She immediately called the FBI. Her cousin worked at the Massachusetts RMV, so she had a hookup. But the FBI politely ignored her, and ultimately, she hung up.
She couldn't sleep, she couldn't do anything. So she decided to call a friend.
But when her friend picked up the phone on the other end, all she heard was the same thing that was playing on WGIH's online feed, "All Your Base Are Belong to Us."
Was this some kind of sick joke? She needed to get some rest, and yet the music on WGIH was so captivating. And why was a religious radio station playing this? No, it had to be some kind of mistake.
She ultimately nodded it off and fell into a deep sleep, but when she woke up in the morning, she realized that she was in fact the alien and everybody around her were humans.
She had been part of an experiment to discover what it feels like to be human.
And she returned to the ship, waiting at her bedside.