This was consistent with the mass of debris that surrounds a young star just as it did with our sun before the planets formed. However this star wasn’t young and the debris must have been deposited around it fairly recently or it would have been clumped together by gravity – or swallowed by the star itself.
So apparently the two leading hypotheses are that another star has dragged a great number of comets into KIC 8462852's orbit, or… that they're megastructures built by an advanced civilization. That's some freaky shit, man. Is this the answer to the Fermi Paradox?