Galaxy Tall Tales
“Local Man Kidnapped by Cosmic Pranksters. Los Angeles Man snatched off the face of the Earth by UFO.” Headline that never appeared in the Los Angeles Times because no-one else was there to see it happen.
“Hello. My name is Perk. I came from Earth. How did I get here? Look, I am an intelligent being. 1 + 1 is 2. 2 + 2 is 4. How can I demonstrate my smarts?”
“This scrawny hairless being shows no sign of intelligent mentation in our measuring devices. Just the jumbled mental patterns of a dumb animal. We should put it out of its misery.”