Let’s Say You’re the First Human to Meet an AlienAugust 5th, 2013
Aidan Moher put together this creative and informative infographic providing guidance on how to respond if it turns out you are the first human to ever make alien contact (click here for the full-size version). He provides some good rules to minimize the chance that you’ll just “f**k this up.” Beginning with the basics: hold still; don’t panic; react cautiously. Then, you’ve got to find a way to communicate (as we know, music worked in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, but failed miserably in Independence Day). After you’re encounter, you’re going to want to try to get the aliens to drop you near a major city and contact the local news (trying not to make inane references comparing the aliens to those found in pop culture).
These are all good tips, but it seems he forgot anything about trying to convince people you’re not batshit crazy or optioning the film rights.