It’s fun to watch movies like Mars Attacks! but if we actually received messages from outer space, you and I both know that every human being on the planet would go insane and there would be mass panic…
So be prepared for when it happens, people!
And let’s check out what AskReddit users think would be the most terrifying messages we could receive from the great beyond.
1. Wait, what?!?!
“. . . the plans for the development of of the outlying regions of the galaxy, require the building of a hyperspatial express route through your star system, and regrettably your planet is one of those scheduled for demolition.
The process will take slightly less than two of your earth minutes. Thank you.”
2. Oh no!
“You are behind your atmospheric payment. If by the end of your lunar cycle, you have not paid RYTX 52999”990912*-1231231, we will terminate your subscription to breathing air.
Ignore your this message if you have already paid.
This is an automated message.”
3. Deep impact.
“An asteroid currently passing through the gamma six region is on a direct trajectory to impact with your planet in 423 universal time units.
Take appropriate action to avoid impact.”
“This is Mary, I’m looking for my son teen Jesus… he stole our neighbors Mohamed’s interstellar jet again. Is he there? He might be trying to pass for some kind of deity. It’s his MO.”
This would not be terrifying by itself, but the s**tshow it would start on the planet…”
“I think it would be “hello, we are coming.”
As a society we would receive this message and the religious would think it’s God, the scientists would try and warn us its bad, and the politicians would try to make as much money from it as they can. While the simple folk either don’t understand the threat and/or call it a conspiracy by the political elite.
The scariest part of it is the lack of time frame. We wouldn’t know when they are coming or what they are. So we’d 9/11 it, we’d increase our fear for a few years and as time goes on we would lax our fear then bam, humanity is gone.”
6. Scheduled for demolition.
“As you will no doubt be aware, the plans for development of the outlying regions of the Galaxy require the building of a hyperspatial express route through your star system, and regrettably your planet is one of those scheduled for demolition.
The process will take slightly less than two of your Earth minutes. Thank you.”
7. Are we in Hell?
“You have been deemed unfit and you are sentenced to an eternity of listening to Achy Breaky Heart with your eyes taped open and a continuous video loop of Amber Heard testifying.”
8. Time for a reset.
“Server reset in 15 minutes.
Please save and exit the game.”
9. It’s all a show.
“Not something that is said, but rather what would come from space.
Like how that studio light fell in The Truman Show.
That would be truly horrifying.”
10. We blew it.
“We’ve been studying your planet for centuries and we decided we can’t let your madness go on.
We’ll be cleaning earth up cause y’all gotta go.”
11. You have 50 years…
“Thank you for keeping our planet warm while we were away.
Do not be home when we return in 50 years.
12. Could be right.
“Not a direct message so to speak, just a warning to the rest of the Galaxy that this planet was a designated nuclear (or whatever they might use) dumping ground millions of years ago.”
What do you think is the most terrifying message we could receive from space?
Sound off in the comments and let us know.