I don't get it. When you look at space and it's approximately 13 billion year old age, the vast distances and the incredible number of stars in the observable part of the universe and the high probability of even more stars existing beyond that barer - the observable part is not necessarily the end of the known universe, one thing always completely surprises me. The idea that any live form or anything else really that is capable of traveling trough this space would be even remotely interested in us as a species. It's such a silly concept to me that I have a hard time to imagine anyone believing in this. Seriously? What could such an entity even want from us? Having a nice chat and a cup of tea? And some have the idea they would be even coming to us intentionally seeking contact? What kind of conversations would we even have? It would be comparable to us trying to seek a conversation with worms or bacteria. That's how large the difference in our knowledge and understanding of the Universe would be. Stephen Hawking once said something like, he hoped we would never meet intelligent alien life. And I think he's spot on. I doubt they would even take notice from us or even care that we're here the same way we don't care about most bugs out there. But if they do, their motivations will not be altruistic. Why should it be? There is nothing to learn from us they don't know. There is no resources here that couldn't be gathered easier and faster out there. This planet is in no way special compared to the billions of other planets out there. So why come here? Realistically there could be only very few reasons that actually make sense. One of them is to destroy us. The more I think about it the more do I believe this would the most likely reason for any space faring species to visit this floating rock in space if they happen to take notice of our existence. And yet some people maybe even many hope we would meet them one day ... crazy in my opinion.