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An alien spaceship lands. The portal opens. 'Come with us!', the alien says and heads back in and doesn't say a word more. Do you enter the spaceship?

Asked by ro_in_motion (2238 points ) March 26th, 2012

All hilarious ‘probing’ questions to one side, what would you do? To reinforce the setup, the alien disappears into the ship. You will be unable to ask him any questions. What is your reasoning?

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ragingloli's avatar

I do. To punish him for stealing my spaceship.

janbb's avatar

No, I wouldn’t go. Life on earth is far too interesting for me at the moment.

josie's avatar

Maybe…

Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

Of course.

It has been clear to me since I saw the Last Starfighter that I would eventually be contacted by aliens to be an intergalactic fighter pilot. Blowing up alien spaceships has always been my secret skill.

Symbeline's avatar

Eh, what the hell. Stuff sucks too much anyways. Hopefully it’s not worse wherever that alien is taking me. I’d be scared, but I gotta admit, I’d be tempted.
I’d have no problem living in some zoo in an alien world, if I was taken care of and fed. That actually sounds pretty fun, as long as I can sleep whenever I want, and they have PlayStation 3’s I could mess around with.

mangeons's avatar

Probably not. After starting Aliens and watching Alien and Apollo 13 last week in film study, I am not too keen on outer space at the moment.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

What the heck. Can you imagine flying that ship. What a rush. I hope they let me try it.

Earthgirl's avatar

No way in hell!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Earthgirl Not even if they let you drive?

Earthgirl's avatar

nope, not appealing in the least….I fear those alein probes too!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Those probes don’t thrill me either but imagine screaming over the White House at mach 4 or 5. That would freak em out.

Earthgirl's avatar

Adirondackwannabe That’s ok, you go for it, go out in a blaze of glory, lol. Not for me. Remember, I am an Earthgirl!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Earthgirl Duh. What was I thinking. Lol.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

YES! I would go in a heartbeat. I don’t even have to think twice.

No reasoning needed.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

I would take my people with me and I’d go in a flash! I would probably belong there anyway!

creative1's avatar

Would you get into a car that stopped on the road you were walking on if the person inside said get in?? If you wouldn’t get into a car with a human you don’t know why the heck would you get in a spaceship with an alien you don’t know

woodcutter's avatar

Possibly. But I really want to see what their woman folk look like. kinky alien sex…grrrrr.

elbanditoroso's avatar

I would see if he came back to the door with a Nook or a Kindle.

Then I would only go inside if he said “Take me to your reader”

wundayatta's avatar

What do I need a space alien for? I’ve got my Orange Tree. And I’m as alien as they come for a person who wasn’t born on earth. It that makes any sense. So these aliens ain’t got nuthin’ for me I ain’t already done been with.

whitenoise's avatar

Likely not. I love my family too much to just walk out on them.

I would be tempted to see the ship from the inside and talk to the alien though.

filmfann's avatar

My concern is that I am fast food.

likipie's avatar

Hellz yeah!! I’d rather die knowing what’s inside that fucking ship than live having never experienced the presence of an alien!! I live by the phrase “You can’t burn out if you were never on fire” or in other words, you can’t die if you never lived. And in my opinion, following alien life forms into their mysteriously shrouded ship, is living!

Sunny2's avatar

@elbanditoroso Boo. LOL
Depends on what’s on my schedule for the next week. I may be busy.

whitenoise's avatar

The Spider turned him round about, and went into his den,
For well he knew the silly Fly would soon come back again;
So he wove a subtle web in a little corner sly,
And set his table ready to dine upon the Fly.
then he came out to his door again, and merrily did sing,
“Come hither, hither, pretty Fly, with the pearl and silver wing;
Your robes are green and purple, there’s a crest upon your head;
Your eyes are like the diamond bright, but mine are as dull as lead.”

Alas, alas! how very soon this silly little Fly,
Hearing his wily, flattering words, came slowly flitting by;
With buzzing wings she hung aloft, then near and nearer drew, -
Thinking only of her brilliant eyes, and green and purple hue;
Thinking only of her crested head – poor foolish thing! At last,
Up jumped the cunning Spider, and fiercely held her fast.
He dragged her up his winding stair, into his dismal den
Within his little parlor – but she ne’er came out again!

from “The Spider and the Fly” by Mary Howitt (1829)

downtide's avatar

Only if I recognised the alien.

Bent's avatar

No. I’d be thinking they probably just want to dissect me.

rebbel's avatar

As long as there is the possibility to phone home.

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