Glasgow city council has revealed what it would do if the city was invaded by aliens. 

The Scottish Herald report:

But had agents Mulder and Scully been seeking evidence of alien life forms in Scotland’s largest city via Freedom of Information legislation, the best they could have hoped for is a polite, if thorough, response.

Among the often bizarre requests for information held by Glasgow City Council, one recent stand-out is an application for the provisions the authority has in place for “first contact with an extra-terrestrial species”.

The request, from an unnamed member of the public last month, asked: “As mankind continues to advance and head out into the stars we are undoubtedly going to attract the attention of whatever lifeforms are out there. I’m curious to know what provisions have been put in place for our inevitable encounter.”

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.