The Government Says the Upside Down From 'Stranger Things' Could Be a Real Thing

No doubt about it, Stranger Things has become a cultural phenomenon with many of us needing to tell ourselves that the out-there-yet-realistic storyline just can't be real.

Well, think again.

In a new interview on Chelsea, the United States Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz guested to speak about the very-real issue of climate change, but also talk a bit about the Stranger Things plot line that centers around a department of energy that investigates a dark, parallel universe known as "The Upside Down" in the show. Moniz's answer may surprise you.

"First of all, I have never seen it, but I'm aware of it," Moniz told Chelsea Handler when asked if he had any insight to the Winona Ryder-led Netflix series. "Secondly, I believe this fictional D.O.E. [department of energy] laboratory was operating in the 1980s. You can draw any inference you need from that. Third, I will note that actually we do work in parallel universes." Say what?