A large, jet-black cube was discovered in a quiet part of the city, near the river. As far as can be ascertained, it materialised sometime between four and five in the morning in a small park and occupies most of what was previously a plain area of grass.
Before long a group of curious spectators gathered, shepherded outside a barrier of yellow tape by a couple of police officers. A reporter, canvassing for opinions amongst passers-by, asked an elderly man walking a remarkably small dog if he (the man that is) had any views as to what it might be. "It's just some big dumb object" was the response.
It shortly began to rain and some of the bystanders noticed that the cube did not get wet.