I have recently (within the past few months, prior to Christmas anyway) seen what appeared to be a theater stage. There was of course the large curtain at the back with ropes hanging down and lights and the actual stage, but it was how people went up to the ships. It doesn't take much to see through that symbolism, does it? Not even worth giving symbols, imo.
It was last year's winter when I saw the "unlikely to be human" person. I was dog sitting here in downtown Helsinki and took the dogs for a walk. Both big dogs but one of them has a mutation. He's some mix of large breed hunting dogs but he came out hairless. He has the most bizarre saliva too. It's as though it siliconizes everything it touches. He's also never been trained to behave at all. << That's relevant. Anyway, just a few meters from their building, they stop to do their business when this very tall woman pops (literally) out from between two vehicles. It was as though she had been hiding there. She walked around to us and Hyperdog does nothing. Absolutely nothing. Normally he would have been jumping on her and licking her, because his owner allowed that, for some reason. But he just stood there with his tail wagging ever so slowly. She stooped down in front of him, took his face in her hands and looked deep in his eyes. He did nothing. I was so gobsmacked I really couldn't say anything at all. She asked a couple of questions about him and then stood up again, went to the driver's side of the vehicle she had popped out from beside (that was the passenger's side though). She opened the door, looked back toward the park just across the street, said "Thank you" in Finnish to me and drove off.
Now, her appearance was strange in that she was very tall and had very short-cropped hair that was black peppered with silver. Perfectly cut, not like anything anyone here would be capable of. Her skin was sort of bronzed but with a metallic sheen to it and her eyes were very close to that same color. She was very beautiful - not by halves either. But she was dressed in only a ...well here I find my memory of her fading. I can't recall whether the sweat suit was mango colored and the down vest black or the other way around. I believe it was that way though. In any case it was wholly unsuitable for the -10C weather we had then, plus she was clearly not from here.
The vehicle was a black SUV. Honda or something. Not one we have in abundance here. People drive Audi and BMW much more here.
Many ships though in my life. The first instance being when I was five or so. Lots of room for speculation about why though. I doubt I'll ever know for sure.