Originally Posted by Czin
Area 51 is real, but there's nothing more interesting than some experimental airplanes and stealth jets.
If there was anything of interest on earth, Space faring aliens wouldn't bother negotiating for them, and would most likely just take it through force. It's faster, more efficient, and there is no need for learning our language, which may actually be impossible if their vocal systems are sufficiently different (which is almost certain, if their planet had even the slightest difference in it's geological and evolutionary history, the specieses that develop on their planet would be very different indeed.) If there was an termite mound blocking your way to a gold mine, would you befriend the termites or just kill those suckers and get the gold?
I rest my case.
Unless the aliens really look like us and not little green mars men, and being way smarter than we are they go home to their planets and watch Blue Collar tv and laugh while they drink their version or Budweiser.
Or the worst case they come here kidnap a redneck like Larry the Cable guy, examine him and leave laughing hoping that smell isn't catching