Well, we all knew this day was coming. OK, those of us who believe knew that this day was coming. According to observer.com, a team of scientists from the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI—yes, it is a real and legitimate organization) is investigating “mysterious signal spikes” coming from a six billion-year-old star that is 95 light years away from Earth. The signal’s strength—and other properties too scientifically advanced for this non-science idiot to describe—has basically driven a number of scientists to call for its permanent monitoring.

Some reputable (i.e. non-crazy) scientists firmly believe that it is possible the signal is coming from an advanced civilization that could be reaching out to our solar system, and thus the signal merits further scrutiny. It was first detected in May of 2015, in Russia, and space reporter Paul Glister first broke the story at Centauri-Dreams.org.

Now, this author is not usually one to jump to conclusions on important matters, unless they involve the fitness of Donald Trump to be president or how Hillary Clinton handles classified intelligence, but in this case, caution be damned! The time to prepare is now!

With that in mind, here are some theoretical approaches with which we could collectively respond to the inevitable first contact with this advanced alien civilization. Get your bunkers ready, my friends! It is gonna get ugly.

Build a space wall

Clearly, the first thing we must do is build a wall, make it high, and make the aliens pay for it. This off-Earth defensive constellation of astro-materials should be constructed in such a way as to provide a mechanism for early warning, as well as to slow the invasion of the alien hordes. Whether they want to steal our space jobs, invade our bodies to impregnate us with their alien anchor babies, or pilfer all of our natural resources, it is clear that we cannot trust these extraterrestrial monsters.

I mean, really, just who are the aliens going to send here, anyway? Surely, not their best aliens. I think we all know that it will be the alien rapists and murders and dealers of their exotic extraterrestrial drugs. Think about it.

Create the Astro-Green Beret-Delta-SEALs

The military response to every international crisis these days is to launch a small force of special operators, supported by technology and national intelligence, to “handle” a situation. Much in the same way that this always works in real life, not to mention in the movie “Armageddon,” we must form a space commando force and pre-position them off-Earth as a trip-wire.

This force will be there to make first contact, engage the aliens, and shoot and maneuver in low-Earth orbit. Perhaps we can call them the Space Anti-alien Combat Teams (SAACTs). Surely we can find some SOF operators who are nuts enough for our SAACTs. Some SEALs are already astronauts, after all.