Ever since humanity first got the idea to travel into space, plenty of people have been legitimately terrified of what might be waiting for us beyond the stars. As sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke once commented: "Two possibilities exist; either we are alone in the universe, or we are not. Both are equally terrifying."
The concept of aliens visiting us has instilled fascination and fear in people for decades now, and shows no sign of stopping anytime soon. Orson Welles's famous War of the Worlds radio play (based on the H.G. Wells novel) made people legitimately panic for fear of an imminent alien attack, while the post-nuclear age had us all watching the skies.
Since then, there have been countless stories of people who have claimed to either have seen aliens, interacted with them, or in some especially weird cases, been attacked and abducted by them. While a lot of these stories are pretty out there and very likely not true, it's not hard to imagine that maybe we actually have been visited by some alien life that might in fact be hostile to us.
As it turns out, one man in Arizona is pretty convinced that he's been a regular target of alien attacks; so much so that he's trying to sell off his property for a HUGE amount of money.
John Edmonds, owner of The Stardust Ranch in Rainbow Valley, Arizona, is putting up his massive 9.67-acre property for sale because he apparently can't stand all the extra-terrestrial activity he's been putting up with.
Speaking to KPNX News, he insists that he has slain 19 aliens with samurai swords and he and his wife have endured abduction attempts. "They actually levitated her out of the bed in the master chamber and carried her into the parking lot and tried to draw her up into the craft," he said.
Edmonds even regularly updates his Facebook page with "evidence" of his encounters, alongside tips for dealing with the "greys."
"Unless you cut the head off and disconnect the antennae, so to speak, they instantly "˜phone home.' Even with a razor-sharp sword, it is nearly impossible to decapitate them with one swing," he wrote.
He does warn prospective buyers of the ranch,which includes a ranch house with five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a large diving pool.
"It's not something for a traditional family, but it holds a lot of secrets and what I believe are future opportunities to understand forces that are in the universe," he said. "Please be very well grounded because the energy here has the tendency to manifest with whatever is going on with you."
What do you think? Is Edmonds really under attack or did he just watch too much TV?