Although, apparently, some 2012 conspiracy theorists would have you believe they were. Thankfully, some people on the interwebs have been dissolving these rumors and setting people on the correct path (that is, the path with the most amount of supporting evidence).
If you repeat UFO fiction often enough, does it eventually get reported as fact? Yes … especially if you add in a 2012 doomsday angle and some dodgy astronomical imagery. Fortunately, an Internet truth squad finally knocked down this alien invasion.
Claims that we’re about to be visited by alien spaceships are generally a dime a dozen (or a quatloo a dozen?), but for some reason one particular urban legend about “Giant Spaceships Heading Towards Earth” kept itself alive for more than a year, mostly by metastasizing on UFO forums. From the very beginning, the reports pointed to three eerie blue-green shapes on Sky-Map.org’s archived imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey. “Trust me you will be very amazed. I WAS FOR SURE!!!!” one commenter wrote in February.
I know that James McGrath was anticipating the arrival of the alien fleet, finally thinking he would meet some ET’s, alas it looks like he will have to wait a bit longer. In other news, I’m still really excited about the arrival of aliens–of a Steven Spielberg variety.