reply to post by Gliese581
All the talk as far as any conjunctions or connections to current mythologies regarding greys, reptilians, pleiedians or any of that other stuff that
has a extremely high probability of being total fiction, I suspect is also fiction.
On the other hand, from a serious standpoint of probability, it would not be far fetched for an intelligent, equiv-tech, or just moderately better
civilization to put together self repairing, 'intelligent' machine probes to explore the galaxy where biology wouldn't stand up to the extremely
long distances and times involved, not to mention all the nasty sleeting radiation over hundreds, if not thousands of years.
I can see us, we humans sending AI probes out to query places like the 'super earth' that was just found once we hit the AI benchmark.
If there's been any other intelligent advanced technology civilizations, similar to us, depending on when they reached that point, It wouldn't be
too surprising for something like Voyager or Pioneer, or 'smarter' to swing by the neighborhood for a 'hello'.
Such could be good, giving us insight into other technologies and solutions by taking a look at the probe, and sending our own 'hello'.
Such could also be very very bad if, for instance the machines are semi-sentient swarm replicators.
If there's actual machine intelligence, a real AI, I'd suspect it'd be better, than worse out of respect that we may be able to reason with it, and
with intelligence comes curiosity, so, it, or they would want to get a good look at us to satisfy that curiosity before any hostile nonsense