Everyone likes to muse about what would happen if aliens finally officially landed on Earth. Would they come in peace? How would we respond? Well, lucky for us, the United States government has also thought about what might go down, and they've set up an official plan for what will happen when we make alien contact. And yes, this does include an alien invasion plan, just in case they are more advanced than us or hostile.
Although UFO sightings have been reported for centuries, the official plan on how to deal with alien contact didn't come about until 1950. The government figured out a plan of attack, so to speak. It has seven steps and looks at what we would do if we came across aliens, with a particular focus on what would happen if we found them living on another planet, though it can be applicable to extraterrestrials coming to Earth as well.
There are seven distinct steps for what the government would do if life from out there came to Earth. Facts about the seven steps to contact range from absurd-sounding to coldly logical. Whether or not you believe in aliens (or that they have been visiting Earth), it is still entertaining to consider the possibilities, or what would happen during first contact.
For those wondering does the government have a plan for alien contact, rest assured they do have one. Whether they have ever used it before, and if aliens have been messing with us for a while however, remains completely speculative.
First, We'd Do Our ResearchPhoto: Fire in the Sky / Columbia Pictures Television
Next, We'd Start Getting A Little CloserPhoto: Super 8 / Paramount Pictures
Then, We Would Make Sure They're Not A ThreatPhoto: Alien: Covenant / 20th Century Fox
We'd Try To Make Contact From Afar
Next, We'd Experiment With A Little Abduction
After That, We'd Let Ourselves Be SeenPhoto: Arrival / Paramount Pictures