In ’10 Tips for Meeting Aliens’ by Kate Mulcahy (which can be found here) she begins by explaining that:
“Not a single story of alien contact has ever been verified, however, each year thousands of people claim to have been contacted or abducted by aliens. The reasons explaining the likelihood of such an event are interesting in themselves; however, it is marginally possible that you might one day find yourself ‘beamed up’ to communicate with curious extra terrestrials. You would suddenly become the ambassador for all humanity. This is a tremendously important position to be in and it is crucial you do the right things. You must make sure that you and humanity survive and learn as much as possible from these advanced beings. So what should you do when you meet them? Here are ten tips for hopefully ensuring a friendly relationship.”
My favourite tip from her top 10 list is :
(Number) 8. Get Their Attention
“Statistically speaking, it is more likely that aliens randomly abducting earth life will pick up non-human animals. If you find yourself in the company of aliens, they may not immediately realize that you are more intelligent than their other quarry. Observe them to see how they communicate. They may not use vision, or may use vision in a different area of the spectrum to us. They might also hear at different pitches. Once you have an idea of how they communicate, if possible, copy it to attract their attention. If they communicate in a way you cannot observe or copy, physically push them (not violently) for attention. Any creature that is advanced enough for space travel must be able to interact with its surroundings in order to build or operate a ship, and so they will detect your push. The aliens might be acidic, toxic, or diseased, so do not touch them yourself; use a stick or other handy object. They might interact with you immediately or send for one of their scientists. Be patient and if all else fails, keep trying new ways of attracting attention.”
Top top advice wouldn’t you say.