An alien invasion fleet was discovered over the weekend and successfully diverted due to some foresighted community members.
They flew this way from the next spiral arm counter to the Milky Way’s rotation and came worryingly close to our planet. Indeed, they actually came close enough to find the Voyager 1 spacecraft some 137 AUs from Earth. This is a cat’s whisker in terms of galactic travel, but luckily some enterprising community members who knew that unpleasant aliens were likely to be the first to find the Voyager managed to modify the message it carries to make it appear that it did not come from Earth.
Instead the aliens were convinced to travel two systems over, where there is an introverted, yet highly advanced machine intelligence which does not like to be bothered. It is possible that in the future this intelligence will take its collective head out from its own singularity and realise that we are the species that has been sending them the unwanted visitors. This is a risk worth taking however, as without this diversion the Earth would have been conquered three times over to date. No invasion fleet has yet been able to overcome the machine intelligence, and we are confident that this one will not either.
The design of the invasion fleet suggests that the aliens are biological (or of similar composition, ie. Solid bodies which require an atmosphere) and with seventh order rotational symmetry. While it’s no guarantee that they are unfriendly each of their 21 gigantic vessels was marked by combat damage and they have headed straight for the solar system which they believe to contain the human race.
Other methods of deflection include the non-technological deflection of the world’s entire range of electro-magnetic emissions (which would otherwise be a dead giveaway) and a dampening of paranatural orphic residues.
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