New Year’s Day spotting of a ‘demon’ in Phoenix scaring the internet to death

Friend, foe or ficus?

Posted by Richard Christianson, a grainy photo appears to show a soldier of Satan standing on a patch of grass along a dark Phoenix street, minding his own business.

As FOX 10 reports, the image has since gone viral, netting over 81,000 shares on Facebook as of Wednesday morning.

The intrigued Facebook user captioned the ambiguous image with the question, “What the hell do you see in this picture for reals?”

Accordingly, the internet responded by offering theories from everything between a demon, an angel and Palm tree.

As Christianson updated his profile picture early Tuesday morning to show himself sitting in a chair while wearing a gold chain, we can at least safely assume he and every other Phoenixer have not been dragged to hell.