I also assume, by the way, that this is how the first 5 seasons of The X Files was written.
Mulder: Scully, hasn’t it occurred to you that these killings resemble [myth]?
Scully: Mulder, you can’t just take any [myth] and apply it to [myth].
Mulder: Well how else do you explain [myth?] The [myth 1], [urban legend 2], [folklore 3]… what if these sightings are all the work of [alien]?
From a discussion about Star Trek tech: