RE: Strange Signal <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Jul 25 2017 Ok so remember that signal I was telling you about. We'll I think I've figured it out. I was noticing some periodic pattern in the data so I converted it to a bitmap and played around with the width until I got it to line up. It's definitely a image. I know this sounds crazy but I think these are actually aliens. I went back and did some analysis and the signal has a slight blue shift, which means whatever is making it is approaching, and fast. So we have to do stuff soon. I've attached the image, hopefully you can make something out of it, it just looks like scribbles to me. You've always been better at this stuff than I. Thanks - Wheat Wizard -- On July 12th you wrote -- |>
Each scribble represents
the path across a typewriter keyboard traversed when typing one word. (One of the scribbles is empty -- unless there was a single pixel I failed to spot -- because it corresponds to a single-letter word.)
The message says
PEOPLE OF EARTH YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE THIS IS PROSTETNIC VOGON JELTZ OF THE GALACTIC HYPERSPACE PLANNING COUNCIL AS YOU WILL NO DOUBT BE AWARE THE PLANS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THE OUTLYING REGIONS OF THE GALAXY REQUIRE THE BUILDING OF A HYPERSPATIAL EXPRESS ROUTE THROUGH YOUR STAR SYSTEM AND REGRETTABLY YOUR PLANET IS ONE OF THOSE SCHEDULED FOR DEMOLITION THE PROCESS WILL TAKE SLIGHTLY LESS THAN TWO OF YOUR EARTH MINUTES THANK YOU
(and yes, I checked all the words rather than just assuming after reading the first few).
If you happen to know
anyone by the name of Ford
then I would suggest getting in touch quickly.