p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%;"Alien Invasion (thwarted using mailboxes)/p
p style="line-height: 100%;"Nobody ever saw it coming. It came at night, it came when the scientists were sleeping in their beds, it came when no one else would be up watching the skies./p
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p style="line-height: 100%;"They thought they could be sneaky. They thought they could be cunning by using the debris that encircles the Earth to hide their ship and then drop to the planet disguised as an asteroid. An asteroid that would hit a remote area of the northern hemisphere, at night, where a large telescope aimed at the sky would be unmanned. /p
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p style="line-height: 100%;"They had discovered the small planet in one of their preliminary explorations decades earlier. Their comrades had crashed onto the planet, but did not survive. Their remains were quickly gathered by the planet's inhabitants and taken to some location that the planet knew as 'Area 51', where they would be researched but no knowledge of their origins would be discovered. However, the ship that crashed had tracking devices and reporting mechanisms that could not be deciphered./p
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p style="line-height: 100%;"So the beings on their home world were able to discover a lot about this small, blue and green planet and decided that it could be of great benefit to them to take it as one of their colonies, enslave the inhabitants, and use it as a base for further invasions of the galaxy (especially that small planet furthest from their main star, where the most powerful telepathic inhabitants of that particular galaxy were said to live. They were so powerful they were even able to convince everyone that their home planet was not a 'full' planet, but a 'dwarf' planet, for their own amusement)./p
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p style="line-height: 100%;"Plans were laid out, armies gathered, and test ships created for the specific atmosphere of this new planet. Everything was set up to go perfectly, many other unmanned crafts sent to test the planet's defenses (which were zero) and to gather more intelligence (made up mostly of slang words and memes)./p
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p style="line-height: 100%;"Finally, the day came to put their plan to the test. And it worked! Their asteroid/spaceship was well on its way, full of heavily armed beings ready to take this new planet as their own. They were mentally and physically prepared, passing through the outer atmosphere quickly...when suddenly they hit a wall. A force-field. Something they could have never seen coming and would never have thought possible for this planet./p
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p style="line-height: 100%;"In a flash of light that would have the inhabitants of Earth debating of the cause for years to come, their ship was decimated, burnt up in the atmosphere, nothing making it to the ground for the planet to analyze./p
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p style="line-height: 100%;"But where did the force-field come from? Who had set it up? How did they do it?/p
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p style="line-height: 100%;"Just a small group of book enthusiasts, with a magical notebook that picked up on a bunch of UFO related news clips one day, leading to various arguments (and possibly a food fight) on the existence of extraterrestrial life forms, resulting in a neutral agreement to save the world (again), utilizing a small object to connect a thread of a magical force-field across the globe, which was quickly turned off once the invaders were neutralized./p
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p style="line-height: 100%;"Basically Jenkins found a notebook that showed how to make a force-field and Jacob suggested using mailboxes as connecting points. Then they ordered pizza and moved on to the next thing the clippings book had for them to do, leaving the topic of UFOs for a later day, when they could discuss it without getting ketchup in their hair./p