Excerpt from the Journal of O. Angkarn
13 October, 188~
Still no idea what the strange cylindrical machines are, or what it did to that creature. I have heard from reliable sources that at least two more machines have surfaced, though I have not had a chance to investigate them myself. No further entries have been added by the Writer. It is puzzling that it is writing the destruction of New Babbage from end to start. This lockdown is really cramping my style, but at least I still have access to the Tardis.