Black robed figures gather in front of CERN’s Geneva headquarters, performing a grim ritual of human sacrifice - in front of CERN’s statue of Shiva, Indian god of destruction.
Filmed secretly from an upper window, the video captures the moment cultists stab a woman to death in an unholy ritual.
But while the video - which rapidly stoked the fires of conspiracy websites - is real, and is filmed at CERN, it appears to be a prank.
The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) is now investigating who filmed the clip, saying ‘These scenes were filmed on our premises but without official permission or knowledge.
‘Cern does not condone this type of spoof, which can give rise to misunderstandings about the scientific nature of our work.’
The video has already become a cult hit on conspiracy websites, many of which already believe CERN is in league with demons.
Ever since the collider - the most powerful ever built - switched on, people have been terrified of it - claiming that black holes are going to swallow Earth, or that the scientists are attempting to summon Satan.
Nigel Watson, author of the UFO Investigations Manual, says that the phenomenon is similar to belief in UFOs - and grounded in a fear of technology.
Watson says,, ‘CERN is linked with all manner of conspiratorial and apocalyptic fears.
‘As with other perceived horrors of science and technology there is always a belief that they will bring about our ultimate destruction and salvation will only exist for the chosen few. The CERN project rather than atomic warfare or pollution is now the focus for such fears.’