We're no strangers to alien abduction lamps, but these watery structures have gone way beyond mere illumination, practically abducting our minds. Let's let Jason Dietz, the guy who built these masterpieces, explain:
These are handmade UFO abduction lamps. They stand 5-feet 5-inches tall and are made out of recycled glass tubes, light diffusers, and acrylic rings. They hold approximately 10 gallons of water each. They use a series of different lights that include CFLs, LEDs, and halogens. They each have a 110-volt 20-gallon air pump that produces the bubbles from the bottom. The theme is a cow being abducted out of a grassy pasture — look carefully to see the cow in the giant plasma tube.
If you live in the San Francisco area, take a look at these lamps up close at the 5th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area 2010, the world's largest do-it-yourself festival, at the San Mateo Fairgrounds on May 22 and 23rd. Maybe if you're lucky, Jason will sell you one.