You’ve heard the word before: Invasion. It’s a savage term that sparks fear in our hearts, leaving us temporarily paranoid, petrified of cloud-created shadows. We cower at passing birds. We tremble at the sight of an innocent game of Frisbee. Our pants dampen during the clatter of unseen air traffic. All because of one measly word (say it with me): Invasion.
Earlier this week, the ever-so credible Intergalactic Monitoring Service intercepted a radio feed from deep within the Arukula Galaxy, conversing about their next conquest. Although the language was indecipherable to human ears, experts conferred and confirmed that Planet Earth was mentioned several times.
“This was not just some static, but two alien lifeforms plotting their next planetary takeover,” one unnamed scientist said. “This is the real deal ladies and gentlemen. Prepare to be probed.”
NASA refused to confirm any of this and denies these ludicrous claims.
Even if this approaching doom is indeed a hoax, there’s still reason to panic. The IMS admits they receive around ten-thousand threats a day from other interplanetary lifeforms. However, ninety-nine percent of those menacing declarations come from thousands of light-years away, and it would take many lifetimes before Earth sees these threats carried out.
Nedry Opus is a respected writer within the newspaper tabloid community. He’s contributed hundreds of articles to some of the most popular publications, and has won dozens of awards. He primarily focuses on the bizarre and supernatural. He claims he’s only been abducted by aliens twice. Probed only once.