The first time I had ever seen him was during the covid pandemic. I was working in a grocery store at the time and on this day I was near the front of the store watching the people come in just as the store opened at 9am. Everything appeared to look normal with all of the customers wearing their masks. But just as I was about to walk away and head back to work a man came into the store that looked like he was from outer space. He caught my eye immediately as he wore sunglasses that were of a reflective gold substance. His covid mask was something that was most unusual as it was too made from a golden reflective substance but it was shaped at a strange angle, almost like a crow's beak. His jacket and pants were of silver reflective material that I had never seen before, but for some reason he was walking in his bare feet. I watched him as he came into produce and stared at all of the fruit and vegetables. He seemed to walk around in a daze, not really knowing where he was. It was almost as if he wasn't from earth.
He then caught me looking at him and came over to me with a banana in his hand and said, "Could you tell me what this is?"
I looked at my reflection in his glasses and said, "A banana."
He nodded and said, "Thanks."
He walked away and left me baffled by what he had asked. I couldn't tell if he was asking me a legitimate question or pulling my leg. He then started coming into the store on a regular basis and would always say hi and ask me what something was, usually a common object.
Then one day I asked him what his name was and he said it was "Obtronic." It was such a strange name that I started to think that he wasn't human and possibly a robot. He intrigued me and I started to think about him all of the time and waited in eager anticipation for him to come into the store.
But the weeks passed by and he did not appear. Then one day he came back with a spectacular new outfit that was glittering in multiple colors. He came over to me to chat and I asked him what he did for a living and he told me that he made music for Hollywood and gave me the link to his site. That night I listened to his music and it sounded like noise from outer space.
The next day he came into the store and asked me what I thought of his music. I hesitated and then told him that I loved it. He said that he was heading to Hollywood to record a music video for a famous star, of whose name he could not tell me.
Then just as he was about to walk away from me I said, "Where are you from?"
He turned to me and said, "I'm from the future from the planet Astor. I am going back to my home planet after I go to Hollywood this weekend. It's been nice knowing you." He then walked away.
Then several months later I saw him walking down the street pulling a wagon full of bottles. He waved to me and told me to come into his tent and he would show me his time machine. I agreed and followed him inside. He then pulled out a needle and stuck it into his arm and said, "Far out man. Groovy. Trippy." He smiled and then passed out.