Like all good rumors, legends have a nugget of truth. And with that, dives into a look ahead at season three of “Stranger Things” and what it says about Soviet operatives in 1980s Cold War America.

So, if that leap is not too much for you, prepare to be entertained, comrade.

Warning readers with a “spoiler alert,” the article breezes through references to “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” “The Thing” and the Upside Down before settling into a look at real genetic and transplant experiments.

After quickly tossing aside concerns about ethics, the article posits that Soviet experiments “amounted to drastic improvements in medical procedures that have positively impacted humanity throughout the past century.”

You’ll nod and think about “Mars Attacks” and “Frankenstein” if you get to the end.