This is apparently the first in a new series at Cracked, “Unsolved Mysteries Solved by Science,” starring Dr. Maggie Mae Fish, “Paranormal and Normal Professor, Researcher, and Accomplished Bassoonist.”

Maggie Mae Fish also co-hosts another Cracked series, “Excessive Pop Culture Discussion,” which is a hilarious fun chat show. I recommend watching this episode — it goes off the rails at the end rather gleefully.

And if you don’t believe the whole “gray aliens are your mom” theory, then it was probably just the planet Venus.