Whenever somebody comes to our house, we always ask them if they would like to see the huge spider’s web in our old outhouse. We have to refer to it as a spider’s web at first because they wouldn’t believe us if we told them what it really was. “Sure” they say, and follow us to the outhouse with a jolly smile on their face. We open the door to the outhouse, and they step in. As soon as they see it they stop dead in their tracks. The smile freezes on their face and they utter the words, “What the (expletive) is that?!”. They get a little closer, but not too close, nobody dares get TOO close to it. They ponder, they ruminate, they discuss possibilities – a giant mutant spider perhaps? Eventually however they come to the same conclusion as us. The inevitable conclusion. The only conclusion. This is no spider’s web, but is in fact a nest in which is growing a baby alien.
Now if you’re still thinking that this is just a rather large spider’s web, let me ask you this, how many spider’s webs have you seen that hang there like a hammock, weighed down in the middle by a large dark area? I don’t think the photo properly does justice to how large and imposing this thing is. Let’s take a closer look at the dark area…
I had to shoot that with a zoom lens if you’re worried about how close up this photo is. See how the weight of…something…is making it sag? What kind of shape is in there? I imagine it must be some kind of spider-based alien because of the similarities the material has to a spider’s web. Or maybe not. Maybe it’s just some kind of cocooning material that aliens use. Does anyone know what the average gestation period is for an alien? This thing has been growing here for about a year; I have no idea whether that’s long for an alien or not. We dare not touch it or attempt to take it down of course, but it would be good to know at what stage we might expect something to emerge.
Who’d have thought it eh? Science-fiction becomes science-fact, right here in Kent! Maybe I should notify the press, or NASA or something? I’m completely clueless about the protocol for alien discoveries. Any pointers appreciated.