OK it’s a prank! At least that’s the official line at The European Organisation for Nuclear Research where High Physicists turned High Priest and were seemingly filmed indulging in some human sacrifice at the altar of Shiva.

The Cern campus has a statue of Lord Shiva throwing shapes in a dance of creation and destruction. Footage has emerged of strange cloaked figures sacrificing a nubile virgin to whatever eldritch gods are attracted to atom-smashing at the Large Hadron Collider. The Guardian has a fuller report.