Seems like everyday a new parody account of Humans of New Yorkpops out of the ground like a fresh sapling. Today’s newly sprouted account is “Aliens of New York” a parody account that proves, you’re not crazy, that weird guy on the train this morning was totally an extraterrestrial.
The account, which has a miniscule following of 161 followers (it will probably grow, so you can thank us for keeping you ahead of the internet cool curve) describes itself with this bio: “We see them everyday. On the subway. Crossing the street. Ordering their coffee. They look just like you and I, but they're not. They are aliens.”
“Although I've been inspired for years by Humans of New York, I noticed something- they discriminate toward non-humans. Don't get me wrong, I love humans, but what about all the extra-terrestrials in New York City? Who's going to give them their voice on social media? Me, that's who,” The creator of the post wrote in an extended bio. “These pictures are of real aliens inhabiting human bodies in the city that never sleeps. These are their stories, in their own words, of what it means to be from another planet.”
Most of the photos seem to be directly lifted from the Humans of New York page, so who knows how long Aliens of New York will remain a thing before the legal teams come swarming it like locust.
Matt Lee is a Web producer for Metro New York. He writes about almost everything and anything. Talk to him (or yell at him) on Twitter so he doesn’t feel lonely@mattlee2669.