I was 9 years old during the solar eclipse in 1999. I was very excited about this event because I believed that something special was going to happen. I was convinced that aliens would visit or make contact with us.
So I painted myself green to signal that I would welcome them and make friends with them.
After my mother took the picture, I left the house and walked around the village, hoping that the aliens would notice me. Sadly, only some of the villagers saw me, and they were quite disturbed by my appearance, asking me questions about what I was doing and making unpleasant comments.
That's how I realized that I was the alien myself.