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Possible alien message to get reply from humanity
Fox News ^ | June 26, 2012 | Natalie Wolchover

Posted on 06/26/2012 9:48:24 AM PDT by Sopater

If there's something you'd like to say to aliens, now's your chance. The Wow! signal, a mysterious radio transmission detected in 1977 that may or may not have come from extraterrestrials, is finally getting a response from humanity. Anyone can contribute his or her two cents — or 140 characters, to be exact — to the cosmic reply via Twitter.

All tweets composed between 8 p.m. EDT Friday (June 29) and 3 a.m. EDT Saturday (June 30) tagged with the hashtag #ChasingUFOs will be rolled into a single message, according to the National Geographic Channel, which is timing the Twitter event to coincide with the premiere of the channel's new series, "Chasing UFOs."

Then on Aug. 15, exactly 35 years after the Wow! signal was detected, humanity's crowdsourced message will be beamed into space in the direction from which the perplexing signal originated.

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So they send us a message and it takes us 35 years to respond? I wouldn't blame them if the were no longer speaking to us...


1 posted on 06/26/2012 9:48:27 AM PDT by Sopater
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2 posted on 06/26/2012 9:51:22 AM PDT by BipolarBob (My Bibles "It is written" trumps your churchs traditions.)
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To: Sopater

My message to them.

“Are you edible, how are you with steak sauce?”


3 posted on 06/26/2012 9:51:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Sopater
I'd make sure they got this pic in the message


4 posted on 06/26/2012 9:52:16 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Sopater

Stay away. No intelligent life here.


5 posted on 06/26/2012 9:53:27 AM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: Sopater
I ran the message through my computer, and decoded it reads...

"HOW TO SERVE MAN"

6 posted on 06/26/2012 9:53:52 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Sopater

ok...so what are THEY gonna get from all this? free food?


7 posted on 06/26/2012 9:54:06 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Sopater

Not surprised. They would not want to talk to us after seeing how this world is becoming.


8 posted on 06/26/2012 9:54:16 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Sopater
OMG R U 4 REAL?

9 posted on 06/26/2012 9:54:35 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Sopater

I imagine that they would be offended with us labeling them “aliens”. Perhaps “undocumented space beings” would be more appropriate.


10 posted on 06/26/2012 9:56:28 AM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Sopater

Tweets? That ought to tip off ET that there is no intelligent life on earth.


11 posted on 06/26/2012 9:56:32 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Da Bro' Gotsta Go!)
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To: Sopater

“AYBABTU”


12 posted on 06/26/2012 9:56:46 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Sopater

Lol!

“The first effect of not believing in God, is that you lose your common sense.” ...GK Chesterton


13 posted on 06/26/2012 9:57:06 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Sopater

We found your idiot. STOP

He is at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, D.C. STOP

Do you need directions STOP

Please come get him ASAP STOP


14 posted on 06/26/2012 9:57:45 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: Sopater
If there's something you'd like to say to aliens, now's your chance.

"This is our most desperate hour. Help us, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're our only hope."

15 posted on 06/26/2012 9:58:18 AM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happening to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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All you base are belong to us!.............


16 posted on 06/26/2012 9:58:24 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Sopater

PS:

You can take the idiots who voted for him with you.

Please hurry.


17 posted on 06/26/2012 9:58:42 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: Sopater

Thirty Five years? I guess their next pizza is free...


18 posted on 06/26/2012 9:59:49 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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Don’t expect a reply. You can bet this ‘hood has been redlined by every intergalactic traveler’s guide, as one to avoid.


19 posted on 06/26/2012 10:00:04 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Sopater

PS, PS:

We understand they are tasty with Catsup.

We have plenty of Catsup.

Hurry.


20 posted on 06/26/2012 10:00:16 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: Sopater
a mysterious radio transmission detected in 1977

Disco Sucks, alien dudes! Play some Stairway to Heaven next.

21 posted on 06/26/2012 10:01:50 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: camle

Health care, and a few bucks from Obama’s stash!/s;)


22 posted on 06/26/2012 10:02:01 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Sopater
"We're not worth conquering. Too much trouble. You've been warned."
23 posted on 06/26/2012 10:02:37 AM PDT by danielmryan
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To: Sopater

MAD Magazine wrote in 1963 that terrestrial radio & TV signals do not die, but instead drift off into space. As a result, the following alien message was intercepted:

“If you continue to send us reruns of `The Gail Storm Show’, we shall have no alternative but to DESTROY YOUR PLANET!”

;^)


24 posted on 06/26/2012 10:04:56 AM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!")
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To: Frank_2001

it’s kinda like we’re standing atop a mountain yelling for attention...maybe we wouldn’t like the attention we’d be getting. what then?


25 posted on 06/26/2012 10:05:16 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Sopater
"We can't take you to our leader. He's too embarrassing."
26 posted on 06/26/2012 10:05:24 AM PDT by danielmryan
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To: Sopater

I recall reading that the people involved with this signal now think it was nothing more than a ground signal, that reflected off of a satellite or piece of space debris.


27 posted on 06/26/2012 10:05:48 AM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: Sopater

“Have you seen Elvis?”


28 posted on 06/26/2012 10:05:53 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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why would an alien race bother coming to earth? if they could come here, they’d be hundreds, if not thousands, of years technologically superior to us

why would they bother?

what does earth offer? cultural enrichment? oh please. do you look to the frogs around the lake for their ‘culture’? of course not.

resources? hardly. plenty out there. there are massive amounts of water and other materials available

then what would the earth have that they can’t find readily?

... MEAT ...

they’d stop by to see if this planet has tasty meat bags... and they’d find 6 billion of them


29 posted on 06/26/2012 10:08:40 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Disco Sucks, alien dudes! Play some Stairway to Heaven next.

FREEBIRD!
30 posted on 06/26/2012 10:09:24 AM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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Perhaps before responding they should watch Babylon 5's "A Day in the Strife."

Then think really hard about whether we want to respond

31 posted on 06/26/2012 10:14:20 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Demons run when a good man goes to war)
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To: Sequoyah101
We found your idiot. STOP

He is at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, D.C. STOP

Do you need directions STOP

Please come get him ASAP STOP


If you are planning on voting for him

STOP!


32 posted on 06/26/2012 10:19:12 AM PDT by jimmango
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To: Sopater

Send cash!


33 posted on 06/26/2012 10:19:59 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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6E EQU J5?!!

If this interstellar species thinks the Jackson 5 is sexy (J5=6e), then they are not intelligent and we should steer clear.


34 posted on 06/26/2012 10:21:23 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Seaplaner
I ran the message through my computer, and decoded it reads... "HOW TO SERVE MAN"

Crap - just what we need; another cookbook.

35 posted on 06/26/2012 10:21:49 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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How about: “We’re not in at the moment, please leave a message at the sound of the beep.”


36 posted on 06/26/2012 10:21:49 AM PDT by Miles the Slasher
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To: Sopater

Buy more Ovaltine


37 posted on 06/26/2012 10:25:08 AM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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So they send us a message and it takes us 35 years to respond? I wouldn't blame them if the were no longer speaking to us...

No, they'll just think we're 17.5 (=35/2) light years further off than we actually are. I mean, what's five parsecs (give or take) between civilizations?

38 posted on 06/26/2012 10:27:00 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: sten

Heh.

I personally will never discount the possibility of off-world life that may well indeed be vastly superior to us.

Aside from the “meat-bag” theory, in my darker moments, I like to think we’re the zoo of the M1 Galaxy. A source of fascination and amusement to no end.

Who knows? When the “UFO’s” zip around, maybe it’s like when you and I and everyone else stops in front of the primate cage and watch them fling their poo at each other. Provided UFO’s are not just strictly figments of the imagination or what have you, I’m sure whoever/whatever is piloting them is probably having a good laugh at our expense.

Personally, I can’t blame them.


39 posted on 06/26/2012 10:27:30 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Godzilla

Buy more Slurm.


40 posted on 06/26/2012 10:28:32 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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Dear Aliens we ran put of cash please send money and what are your credit loan interest rates.

Ps would like to buy a bridge


41 posted on 06/26/2012 10:30:56 AM PDT by Flavius (What hopes for victory, Gaius Crastinus? What grounds for encouragement ?)
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What to tell an alien?

Be sure to cross the border at Arizona...

42 posted on 06/26/2012 10:35:19 AM PDT by BlueDragon (Will Rodgers would be aghast at things today, but he might like his road if they'd waive the toll)
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#alienses Why always the anal probing?


43 posted on 06/26/2012 10:36:12 AM PDT by Yaelle
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That picture cracks me up. I always wanted to know who the odd guy was and what was he talking about.


44 posted on 06/26/2012 10:37:30 AM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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humanity's crowdsourced message will be beamed into space

Welfare assistance needed - please send support!

45 posted on 06/26/2012 10:41:30 AM PDT by roadcat
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To: Miles the Slasher

And ‘Select ONE for English’


46 posted on 06/26/2012 10:42:28 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: camle

If I thought it was a real possibility I would be worried. Anybody can make up their own message?

“You lookin’ at me?”

“Your momma wears Army boots”

“Yeah? You don’t have the guts to pull the trigger.”


47 posted on 06/26/2012 10:46:06 AM PDT by 21twelve
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To: roadcat

Our food of choice on earth is bath salts. Please help yourself.


48 posted on 06/26/2012 10:46:06 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Sopater

“I for one welcome our new insect overlords”


49 posted on 06/26/2012 10:48:28 AM PDT by LambSlave
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To: Sopater; windcliff; stylecouncilor

Huh?


50 posted on 06/26/2012 10:51:36 AM PDT by onedoug
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