In November 2011, the White House released an official response to two petitions asking the U.S. Government
to acknowledge formally that aliens have visited Earth and to disclose any intentional withholding of government
interactions with extraterrestrial beings. According to the response, "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."
Also, according to the response, there is "no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the
public's eye." The response noted "odds are pretty high" that there may be life on other planets but "odds of us making
contact with any of them - especially any intelligent ones - are extremely small, given the distances involved."
- From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Re: Extraterrestrial Life
But what if the "distances involved" mean nothing to the aliens? Especially the "intelligent ones."
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