Alternative 3 postulated that an international
end of the world plan had been secretly formed and humans were colonizing
other planets - only the chosen elite being allowed to go whilst others
were turned into lobotomised human slaves to work in the colonies.
Some of the eerie information contained
in Alternative 3 however was reminiscent of that within the pages
cosmic thriller, Man and The Stars
has a potted look at the evolution of life on earth and then has its
second section dedicated to the NASA translation of a recording captured
by a Scandinavian space observatory in the early days of radio telescopes.
Lunan claimed that insufficient technology
and scientific existed at the time to properly understand or ‘translate’
the mysterious, repetitive signals chanced upon by the radio telescope
and after much recording the signal was simply put down to natural
space ‘noise’, thought to be a pulsar or quasar.