It all started in the basement of a delapidated and abandoned townhome slated for demoltion. The previous owner, long ago deceased, was rumored to have been some sort of scientist.The salvage crew had stripped the place clean of boxes of glassware, copper tubing, odd looking instuments, and a myriad of old paper files containing some of the most disturbing drawings ever seen.
On the day before demolition, the inspector was making his final sweep of the place when he noticed a small niche in the basement wall. There seemed to be something stuffed deep inside.
At first glance, it appeared to be nothing more than more of the scientist's supplies and ephemera shoved into a rusty can. The skull of a small squat bird topped the can. There appeared to be wires coming from the base, but in the shadows it was hard to see. He thought he heard a soft whirring and clicking as he reached in to investigate his find. He touched the can, and was startled to find it was slightly warm. Only when he pulled it out did he realize the true horror of what was hidden in that basement wall.
These notes were found sometime later.
The inspector and the bird with no name were not.
" The skull appears to be from a bird of unknown species. While the receptacle
is rusted and nearly disentigrated, it is still fully functional. Some unknown
source of electricity is held within, presumably the source of this strange
phenomena. A piece of human tissue has been grafted over the left socket. Seated
within is a small ocular device. There is warmth to the tissue, and it responds
to external stimula. I cannot be sure, but it seems that the purpose of this
device is reanimation. I feel its gaze upon me. God help us all."