A group of intergalactic aliens caused concern when they landed in the Western United States - not because they were from outer space, but because they were Muslims.
California marijuana farmer Geoff Chong met the aliens when they landed in his back yard. He explained, "They came out of the ship, wearing their hijabs, and I thought it was some students playing a trick."
The aliens asked Mr Chong the cliched question "Take us to your leader!", to which he gave a slightly awkward reply. "You don't want to meet the US leader right now, believe me. Maybe go see the leader of China instead."
Eventually he called the police, who arrived swiftly. On noting that the aliens were greyish in colour the police decided not to shoot them. There followed an interview where the unearthly beings were told that under Trump's new immigration policy they were not allowed to land in the US.
The aliens explained that they were on a Hajj trip - a pilgrimage all Muslims make to visit Mecca at least once in their lifetime. They had simply dropped off near LA to try to meet the Kardashians as a brief stop over. They abandoned the US once they learned they were not welcome and continued on to Saudi Arabia, where they were apparently allowed to complete their journey.
Scientists are sceptical of the story. Professor Alberto Zweistein of the University of Berkeley calculated the point of origin of the alien ship - a planet orbiting a star on the other side of the galaxy.
He said, "Why would aliens who live eighty thousand light years away be following a religion based on somebody who died only fourteen hundred years ago. It doesn't make any sense. Also, is that what Earth is known for now - Islam and the Kardashians?"