Richland, WA: It appears that a visit by space aliens in January 1992 went unnoticed by the broader public. At least this is what a group of NASA scientists claims based on some of the earlier data from the Hubble space telescope.
According to the scientists, their new method of processing this particular type of data reveals that an unidentified flying object (U.F.O.) passed by the telescope on January 22, 1992, narrowly avoiding a collision on its path to Earth. Based on the U.F.O.'s trajectory, the scientists were able to conclude "beyond doubt" that "something" actively steered the U.F.O. to stay clear of the space telescope. They also determined that the most likely location for the U.F.O.'s impact would have been Richland, WA.
Contacted by one of our reporters, several residents actually confirmed the encounter. The local newspaper editor recounts: "There were some funny guys in what looked like space suits. They claimed to be space aliens. Naturally, everybody thought this was a hoax."
It appears that after desperately trying to raise some attention, the aliens left Earth, presumably frustrated by what to them must have appeared to be a rather ignorant behavior.