So in the realm of utterly bizarre realities, I offer you the Deep Storage Project. The simple gist is that someone is going to load up that crazy, multi-pronged modern art piece with tissue samples from thousands of volunteers and then lower it into the Marianas Trench so that if an apocalyptic disaster should occur the samples would be preserved and could be used to repopulate the species.
Nothing about this plan makes any sense: DNA samples that will decay into uselessness within mere years placed in a location that we would have difficulty retrieving them from now (let alone after an apocalypse).
But what I can’t help noticing is that this bizarre repository bears a truly uncanny resemblance to what an Elder Sign would look like if you extruded it into three dimensions. And that’s true whether you’re talking about the Lovecraftian original (on the left) or the Derlethian derivative you’re probably more familiar with (on the right):
So, hang on a second: They’re sculpting a dimensionally-extruded Elder Sign, filling it with offerings of human blood, and sending it to the deepest part of the ocean?
Are they trying to mitigate the Apocalypse… or start it?