I see very few of you have played Galactic Civilizations II... Next time I will just throw out one about lombaxes instead. If aliens did exist with faster than light travel and had found this planet, then this entire planet would be flooded by tourists or already be conqured. If the alien civilization was so advanced that it could control tourisim and move beyond the need for violence, then they would not bother comming here anyway, and instead would watch us with a remote satalite of some kind (tiny) that we would not even be aware of (would appear as a commet or asteroid). In the picture of the universe. our planet is meaningless. If tried to to get to us with slower than light travel (which is so far believed to be the only possible means of getting anywhere) then the big question is why? They would have been traveling for billions of years, probably before this planet even had noticable life. Additionally the life they would find here might be interesting to them, but it would be prety dull as they may might operate entirly differently from conventional life. So whats the result? This is garunteed to be another hoax. There is no reason aliens should ever vist us currently. Humanity only might encoutner aliens once we ourselves become "aliens". In that case any advanced aliens would pose little threat (as we would be equally or more advanced than them) and other aliens we find that are pre space travel would be meaningless to us (as why bother going to some alien life filled planet when you could mine an asteroid or mineral rich uninhabited planet that has no life trhowing spanners in the mining machinery).