If a UFO lands in front of you. Which way would you run?

What would you do?

  • Approach the thing

    Votes: 6 31.6%
  • Stand your ground and wait

    Votes: 9 47.4%
  • Run like the wind

    Votes: 3 15.8%
  • Other

    Votes: 1 5.3%

  • Total voters
    19
  • Poll closed .
  • #1
Ivan Seeking
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
8,010
1,010
This is not a discussion about UFOs, or aliens, or transdimensional spirits. This is a question about human nature. I had occasion to do a real test of this with 100 10 year old boys.

What would you do?

A UFO - something obviously not of this world - lands in front of you. Would you approach it? Would you run away from it? Or would you stand your ground and wait?
 
Last edited:

Answers and Replies

  • #2
Guybrush Threepwood
520
1
If I'm drunk enough I would enter the UFO's door, take control of the ship and then visit the galaxy a bit
If not just sit there and see what's happening... I guess resistance would be futile
 
  • #3
Andy
69
11
I would stand my ground and wait too see waht happens.

****ed up the poll though by selecting the top one, the fool that i am!
 
  • #4
Artman
1,509
31
With their love of anal probes, I don't think it would be a good idea to turn your back on the thing, so I voted for stand my ground.
 
  • #5
i would blow the ship straight to hell
 
  • #6
Guybrush Threepwood
520
1
Originally posted by stupo123
i would blow the ship straight to hell

That would certainly warm the relations between our civilisations
 
  • #7
drag
Science Advisor
1,100
1
I voted - approach it, but I really would've voted for
"run like hell" if you added - TOWARDS the UFO ! :wink:
I mean, this planet is so boring in many ways, I wan'na
have some real galactic fun !
 
  • #8
Ivan Seeking
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
8,010
1,010
Originally posted by drag
I voted - approach it, but I really would've voted for
"run like hell" if you added - TOWARDS the UFO ! :wink:
I mean, this planet is so boring in many ways, I wan'na
have some real galactic fun !

Well Drag, I have some bad news for you. Some years ago I helped to put on a Space Camp for the Cub Scouts. After building up this well planned story for a week, complete with all of the threatening elements needed for any good nemesis - the enemy alien Be-Gones - we had these kids really pumped. Then the mother ship appeared over the hill [really an invisibly tethered 8 ft weather balloon with large black wings, blinking lights, sound effects; the works]. Sbout 97 kids saw this and ran towards the mother ship. About 3 or 4 ran the other direction. These were also a few of the brightest kids present. We decided that this was significant.

PS. I voted to stand my ground and wait. It seems that I am just as likely as you to get vaporized with a zero point energy weapon.
 
Last edited:
  • #9
Dal
62
0
If the alien I encounter would be a female, I'll run (towards). If the alien's a male, I'll stand still. If it's a bisexual, hell, I'll run like wind!
 
  • #10
Zantra
781
3
Originally posted by Dal
If the alien I encounter would be a female, I'll run (towards). If the alien's a male, I'll stand still. If it's a bisexual, hell, I'll run like wind!

It should have bee "earth GUYS are easy"


I'd stay and chance getting fried. Bbeats watching the next MIB movie.
 
  • #11
KLscilevothma
322
0
Originally posted by Dal
If the alien I encounter would be a female, I'll run (towards). If the alien's a male, I'll stand still. If it's a bisexual, hell, I'll run like wind!
How do you know whether they are male, female or bisexual? Perhaps you need to stand really close before you can recognise it.

I chose stand your ground and wait. If they are hostile, at least I can hold my breath and pretend I'm just a non-living creature like a lamp post or a statue.
 
  • #12
Ivan Seeking
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
8,010
1,010
Originally posted by KL Kam
How do you know whether they are male, female or bisexual? Perhaps you need to stand really close before you can recognise it.

Ya! They might be quintasexual...hey...oh never mind.

I chose stand your ground and wait. If they are hostile, at least I can hold my breath and pretend I'm just a non-living creature like a lamp post or a statue.

Gosh! That never would have occurred to me!
They may not be able to tell the difference. To Zeta Reticulins, we and trees all look alike!
 
  • #13
Ejderha
12
0
Towards it! :)
 

Suggested for: If a UFO lands in front of you. Which way would you run?

Replies
74
Views
1K
Replies
5
Views
443
Replies
9
Views
802
Replies
10
Views
460
Replies
142
Views
4K
Replies
4
Views
291
Replies
33
Views
2K
Replies
11
Views
337
  • Last Post
2
Replies
42
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
24
Views
456
Top