Fred turned to Velma. "But, what does it do?"
It imitates things," she told him, "and it imitates them perfectly. It was trying to imitate the dogs. But look at this over here - this isn't dog. It was trying to imitate Mr. Baxter before we hit it with the flame-thrower."
"Like, what are we gonna do?"
"Shaggy, I'm going to need some more dynamite."
This project was started just after Christmas, and was nearly forgotten about until last night. Based on John Carpenter's "The Thing," it's just proof that sometimes it's better to leave the mystery unsolved and get the hell out. It probably wasn't a great idea to accept a mystery up near the North Pole at that Norwegian station anyway. Yet hearing Fred scream "Torch it, Velma, torch it!!" would definitely be worth the price of admission.
Velma looked at her mystery-solving friends grimly. "I've devised a little test to see if any of us is the alien."
"This is ridiculous..."
"Fred, you were the last one with the tracking dogs - that's why you're going to be first. Sit down."
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