There are times of science and times of magic.
Every so often, our solar system passes through a part of the universe filled with magic. No one knows why or when it will happen, but throughout history whenever there are stories of witches and wizards and strange creatures walking the earth, you can bet that we’re passing through.
We are just beginning our journey through one of those patches of magic now. How do I know? A unicorn was spotted recently in the country, and there was a story in the paper about a boy who could find tumors just by laying his hands on the afflicted.
No one else will probably notice. The reasonable will chalk it up to superstition and rumor. The crazy will say that things have always been this way. But, those of us who pay attention will scheme.
The magics are coming back. Science and reason will be laid to waste and the magical folk will rule again. The world will be stranger and more dangerous than it’s been for almost a thousand years.