"When I say universal, I mean Universal," Harry Danes pressed home his point. "Capital U.
"These are not demons, Mister DeStiy, not the occult nor the stuff of superstition. These are intelligent beings, who are testing our knowledge of the physical universe."
"Aliens!" Tisha gasped.
"Almost certainly. Unless they've lived amongst us for centuries, which I very much doubt."
Maya shook her head: "But they've made us experience what we've experienced? Why would they do such a horrible thing?"
At this, Harry Danes rubbed his tired eyes. "No idea," he said. "But I suspect we are going to find out."