On the streets, the monsters.
Mister Joachim Laneford was an extraordinary and poisonous man with a somewhat extraordinary and poisonous reputation among the scientific community.
Although he was considered an invisible cornerstone on questions of science-science and progress, he used to correct- as well as business (yet at a lesser degree); Laneford was much more known for his particular speech pattern, his corrosive cinism and the myth of his "cursing" skill, the latter being due to the fate of several people who had "bothered" him at any point of his life. However, this "Jack-of-all-trades" often dismissed such ideas as simply ignorance and envy from "those who did not understand" people as him.
By the time he and his wife arrived on the airport near Gotham, the usual blurriness in the sky had changed from his usual grey and cobalt tones to a strange combination of gold and electric pink, pretty much like the sky would look like if the aliens would had arrived