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Survived the rapture? Watch out for the next threat: alien invasion.

Liz Lefebvre | Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare

Though Harold Camping may have been wrong about the October rapture, it looks like we earthlings have another doomsday situation shaping up this November—alien invasion.

Weekly World News reports that according to John Malley, the lead extraterrestrial expert at the independent organization Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, “Three giant spaceships are heading toward Earth. The largest one of them is 200 miles wide. Two others are slightly smaller. At present, the objects are just moving past Jupiter. Judging by their speed, they should be on Earth by the fall of 2011.”

(This is supposedly unrelated to the giant asteroid that is going to pass close by the earth sometime tonight.)

The report continues to say that not only are the alien spaceships heading our way, “NASA and high-level U.S. official are aware of the three spaceships and are making plans to battle the spaceships. They have been concealing information from the U.S. public for decades.”

To which one can really only think of this image, from Columbia Picture's 1997 film "Men in Black":

Not surprisingly, the U.S. has denied this claim. Space policy aide Phil Larson wrote on the administration’s “We the People” website, "The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race. In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public's eye."

More distressing than the possibility of space invasion here is the fact that the government’s response came due to a petition that was signed by 5,000 individuals who wanted the administration to “acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race.” According to the “We the People” website, “if a petition gets enough support, White House staff will review it, ensure it’s sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response.”

The site has since increased the number of signatures needed from 5,000 to 25,000 (which need to be collected in a 30 day time period). So now, if you are trying to petition the administration to take action on something involving health care, jobs, student loans, religion in public life, or the environment, you’ll have to raise five times as many signatures as the alien petition to get an official response from the White House.

So, as people head to the polls this election day petitioning the government in the form of casting a vote, at least people can rest assured knowing that the government isn’t hiding information about aliens from us.