One night I was in LoP chat and there was a gentleman there who I had never seen before. He claimed to has a deep knowledge of extraterrestrial races. He said that most are friendly and some are not.
The one thing he said is that the one thing they all have in common is a terrible memory of an event that happened some time ago. It is called 'The Great War'.
The way he explained it is that at some time in the history of the universe, a super race of artificial intellect arose and waged war with all races, exterminating billions upon billions of species. All life in the universe was nearly destroyed but somehow the robots were overcome.
I cannot remember all of the details of what he said but I believe he mentioned that the Human race was either very new or didn't exist yet.
All of this being said, if it were true, is frightening in a way because of the way we are toying with artificial intelligence. It makes we wonder if the reason we are being watched by the aliens is because they are keeping track of our progress just in case.
I don't know, just wanted to throw that out there...
Sorry I don't post much here, been very busy in my life as of late but I do think of you all, take care.