( ... ) In 1992, a young man came to the attention of the Authorities and other interested non-governmental parties. He was eyed because his old Hungarian uncle began to talk about him indiscriminately whenever the old man loosened his tongue and sense of discretion with too much drink. It was hotly rumoured that the young man had developed or come into possession of a "Thing". Let's just call it that... a Thing. In all of its float-around variations, the rumour focused on an incredible assertion: the Thing had the power to make other things happen, to change anything into anything.