What if we weren’t alone? (+ giveaway)

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Okay, in my time zone, it’s still Monday, so I’m not technically late posting this week’s giveaway, possibly for the first time in months! So here goes… Up for grabs: Winner’s choice of any one print book from my list of prize books. The details:

  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced here on Monday, Sept 17, 2012.
  • One entry per person.
  • You must be at least 18 years old or have a parent/legal guardian’s permission to enter, and to provide a shipping address if you win.
  • Please allow 2+ weeks for shipping within the continental US and 4+ weeks for shipping outside of the continental US.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • DO NOT type your email address or shipping information into the body of your comment. I don’t need either of those until/unless you win.
  • YOU MUST come back to this blog on Monday, September 3 to see if you win. The winner will not be contacted; s/he must follow the instructions on Monday’s blog post to claim the prize.

How to Enter: Answer the following question in the comments of this blog post. In honor of my least favorite-to-revise scene from WITH ALL MY SOUL, how do you think you would respond if you found out for certain that humans are not alone in the world? 

 

Also, don’t forget that I’m signing with Sophie Jordan this Saturday in San Antonio, and I believe Harlequin Teen is revealing the With All My Soul cover this week as well!

Comments

  1. Kajal Kaushal

    September 11, 2012

    I love your books

    • Rachel Vincent

      September 11, 2012

      Thank you! But you have to answer the question to be entered. :)

  2. Kristin Straumann

    September 11, 2012

    I would probably go blank or a secondary two after being let in on a paranormal “secret” and then start laughing, not knowing what else to do!! When given the choice between laughing and crying, I tend to burst in hysterics at the oddest, most awkward moments!!

    • Alexis J.

      September 11, 2012

      If I found out that there are other beings than humans, I would try to learn everything I could about them. It’s probably not the best idea in case they are like Avari or other demon-like beings, but I would be too curious to restrain myself from trying to find them!

  3. Kat

    September 11, 2012

    Oooh! I would say “Should I be scared?” or “Is that something I should know?” or shouldn’t?

  4. DM Moon

    September 11, 2012

    I would be stunned and probably be muttering “oh my gosh” for a good while. Then I would be very excited to be one of the first to know about “others”.

  5. Amy (@SimpleLoveBlog)

    September 11, 2012

    I think it would depend on whether we live in a world as we do now, where we are told stories about paranormal beings. Where the world is saturated with information (even if that information simply comes from one person’s imagination) about a world that resides along side our own. I would have no trouble accepting that we are not alone in this world.

    Now, just to be the devil’s advocate here, let’s say that the world has never imagined the paranormal. All of our stories and imaginings are about technology, religion, science, romance…and such; but nothing at all about other races and preternatural abilities. I’m a pretty open minded person, and I still believe I would be able to accept something “different.” But who’s to say for sure.

    Ok, simple answer: as long as no one intended me harm, I could accept the fact that humans may in fact NOT be the only beings living on our planet.

  6. smiling_ina

    September 11, 2012

    I think I would completely freeze and just stare in disbelief. Also, I tend to laugh nervously when I’m confronted with an intense situation and either am not sure how to react or try not to cry instead. My initial reaction would definitely be stunned silence, I’m sure of it. After that, pretty much anything is possible. *lol*

    Oh, I sooo wished I lived closer, so I could come to the signing. I’m sure you’ll have a lot fun and tons of people will show up.

    Also, I CANNOT WAIT for the WAMS cover!!! So excited!!! :D

  7. Valerie Long

    September 11, 2012

    I have a feeling we’re actually aren’t alone in the world. But then I believe in ghosts and angels so I know I’m never alone. =)

  8. Kus

    September 11, 2012

    That’s a very good question. I have a feeling that I’d be scared but also kind of fascinated. unless they were trying to kill me of course, in which case, I’d run screaming for the hills.

  9. Tammy

    September 11, 2012

    I thing my first responses would be WTF. Probably WTF once more. Then I would want to know what I was. It would be strange to find out there could be Khajit or Argoniam living among us. :)

  10. PamM

    September 11, 2012

    I don’t think we are alone. Something is out there. Lets face it they can’t be all bad.

  11. Kerri W

    September 11, 2012

    As long as we could coexist peacefully I’d be cool with it. Just no sparkling vampires with stalker tendencies please… haha.

  12. PATTY Q

    September 11, 2012

    I think the first thing I would say its ” you are kidding me right ?? you cant be serious about it……but I know we cant be the only living race in this world it doesn’t feel right to me, I do believe they are more advance and intelligent to be unseen .

  13. Danielle

    September 11, 2012

    I already believe that. It’s an accepted fact. Of course it’ll run the gambit that the African Americans faced and the homosexuals currently face of hatred, assault and pain. Because people don’t like ‘change’. :) Can’t wait.

  14. Hailey R

    September 11, 2012

    I would feel like life just got a little more interesting. I would hope that I got to be apart of the action! And maybe find out that I am more than human too! ><

  15. C8lin

    September 11, 2012

    I think I’ve already accepted that we’re not alone so if someone came up to me and was like ‘hey I’m a supernatural being’ I’d be like (happy dance, points in face) hahaha I knew it!!! Whoop lol

  16. Andrea

    September 11, 2012

    It would confirm what I already know. Since I myself an one of the paranormal world!

  17. Susan S.

    September 11, 2012

    I think I would find it hard to believe at first then go into shock.

  18. Amber L

    September 11, 2012

    I think I would freak out and be this paranoid crazy person

  19. Enna P.

    September 11, 2012

    Initially, most people would freak out, but I am not most people. I have read enough paranormal books to know we are not alone. And to other people I would be like this:

    http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lv1tfsdSfC1qc4z9u.gif

    And, while doing this, I’ll be saying : I KNEW IT. I’VE ALWAYS KNOWN.

  20. Dawn Doyle

    September 11, 2012

    I would be all, “I told you so!” lol
    I’ve never had the arrogance to think we are alone ;-)
    Thanks so much for the great giveaway!
    -Dawn aka dawnmomoffour

  21. Sarah

    September 11, 2012

    I’d like to say I’d be cool with it and prepared after reading paranormal books, but I wouldn’t know for sure until it happened.

    Sarah

  22. Linda P

    September 11, 2012

    I don’t know how I would feel. with all the terrible things we do to ourselves, our children and our elderly, if they were friendly, why have a problem with them/

  23. Teresa

    September 11, 2012

    I would probably start out shocked, then shocked some more, and then as it settles in I would probably find it pretty cool. It would be interesting to discover new things I think.

  24. Chris Miller

    September 11, 2012

    I would immediately do all of the things my organized religion prohibits, with the exception of adultry or anything that would land me in prison (unless I was sure I could get away with it ;).

  25. Chris Miller

    September 11, 2012

    The prison part I mean, adultery I still would not do. Love you, babe!

  26. Alexa

    September 11, 2012

    I’m not really sure what my response would be. Disbelief, probably. Unless I was given irrefutable proof, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t believe it. After I had proof, I’d more than likely freak out. I’d like to think that I’d be okay with it, but more than likely I wouldn’t be.

  27. Annmary

    September 11, 2012

    It depends on the context of the world we live in. Let’s suppose that we live in a world where we do not have any knowledge of supernatural beings. Then my first initial reaction would be “Shut up, i don’t believe you” and stares at you for what seems like eternity. However, let say that we live in a world where we have knowledge of supernatural beings existence. My initial reaction would be ” Are there dangerous?” and “I want to see one.” I’m a Thomas when it comes to things like that. I have to see it to believe, not just get the information…..

  28. Sarah

    September 11, 2012

    I’m fairly certain I’d be more than a little creeped out. I mean lets think about it…suddenly there’s a potential for vampires and zombies roaming the streets? Not only that but all sorts of crazy dark magic…there would just be so many new ways to die! Yep, I’d definitely hire someone to ward my house and start learning some defensive magic – that is, if normal people could practice magic. If not, I guess I would befriend someone who could.

  29. Tyawna

    September 11, 2012

    I think I would build a bomb shelter underground, stock up on food, water, books, and more books, and then wait for the aliens to attack! Or whatever creature that is coming to get me…

  30. Maggie

    September 11, 2012

    I would enter into a deep state of shock and then be very self conscious about my activities for a few days but I guess I would adapt eventually… I mean I’ve lived my whole life peacefully, haven’t I?

  31. Maria

    September 11, 2012

    I would be excited… I believe behind every legend is a lil truth changed over time.. At first it will be a lil weird adjusting to knowing we are not alone but i will adapt.. I will be very curious….

  32. Emmalee Giantomasso

    September 11, 2012

    I have to admit, I wouldn’t be too surprised. Not saying I’m paranoid or a conspiracy theorist, but it wouldn’t surprise me if there were. Thanks!

  33. Emily Whitmore

    September 11, 2012

    I’d probably ask if they were little green men from Mars. Then probably glare at the person if they were in front of me for a few seconds, shrug my shoulders and continue on with what I was doing.

  34. MelissaW

    September 11, 2012

    hmmmm sometimes you have to wonder about even you best buddy being from the same planet lol.. ;p I reckon it would be pretty cool if there were people from other “worlds” that lived in ours… ( or maybe we live in their’s )

  35. Miriam

    September 11, 2012

    I would shout, “I knew it!”.
    At first probably a litle scared, then I wouldn’t belive it and finally ok, it’s real, where are all the hot vampires, werewolves, reapers… I’ve read about

  36. Nic

    September 11, 2012

    Well I suspect that we may not be alone anyway… :)

    Least there are plenty of books and movies to arm yourselves with!!!

  37. Jennifer @ Some Like It Paranormal

    September 11, 2012

    You mean like aliens? I totally would not be that surprised lol As for paranormal things I would demand proof. I would want to see it happen whether it was super speed, see fangs, see them disappear, or whatever. I would be fascinated!

  38. SP @ Oh! Paper Pages

    September 11, 2012

    I would be accepting if I found out that humans are not alone in the world. I would accept shifters, fairies, vampires, etc. If I found out that humans were not alone in the universe, I would be afraid. I envision a world like Falling Skies and fear that humans would be enslaved by the invading population.

  39. Jamie

    September 11, 2012

    If i found out humans weren’t alone in this world i would be freaking out and probably carrying classic items that i heard about in books to ward off paranormal creatures

  40. Laura Childs

    September 11, 2012

    I firmly believe in ghosts cause Im certain I’ve experienced paranormal activity and heard them before. On each occasion when I have heard or sensed a ghost I have stiffened so that I can better listen to them and better see them, if applicable. Then I’ve been so excited at what I’ve witnessed that I rush with adrenaline and almost end up searching for more activity.

    If I were to be told that my friend was a non-human being, like a banshee or a were-cat, I think I would be the same. Initially scared and frozen then curious and excited: wanting to know everything there is to know and probably driving my poor friend mad with a clingy need to be around and experience whatever they can do.

  41. Jean

    September 11, 2012

    I’d say: I knew it ;) I don’t think we’re alone out there, but who knows who’s with us here?
    It’d be interesting to get to know the “Others”, as long as we can live friendly with each other :)

  42. Viki S.

    September 11, 2012

    I think I’d deal with it just fine. To be honest I’ve always thought we were rather arrogant to think we’re “it” here on Earth.

  43. Linda

    September 11, 2012

    I want to believe, so I like to think I’d deal with it okay. I’m sure it would be very surreal and there’d be a period of shock. A lot would depend on what phenomena was being revealed to me. I find the concept of parallel universes, for example, easier to accept than say, vampires. Still, I’m not sure you can know what your reaction will be until you experience it. If that happens, I’ll let you know ;)

  44. Stephanie P.

    September 11, 2012

    Be in shock, maybe scream a little then get over it. Hopefully. :)

  45. Sophie Y

    September 11, 2012

    I’d like to think I would be totally cool about it and like I’m not a bit surprised, though in reality I think I would freeze and possibly faint. After the fainting I would probably be fine about it, as long as its not a ‘finding out we are not alone just before the end of the world kind of thing’!

  46. Jen @ Midnight Book Thief

    September 11, 2012

    At first, I’d think you were joking… Then present me with some proof, and then I’d believe you. Then I’d freak out- in a total- oh my gosh this is so freaking cool kinda way… ;) At least, that’s how I imagine it.

  47. reading mind

    September 11, 2012

    I would be pleased to know we’re not alone! I’m one of those people who believe that the universe is too big to have just humans in it, so I would be shocked, of course, but also happy. That is, if the other inhabitants do not want to destroy us, obviously

  48. Veronika

    September 11, 2012

    I love the question because I was just thinking about it the other day. I read so many books, mostly paranormal that I said to my mom if I would see one non-human, I would probably hug him instead of freaking out :D But it probably would be a bit different if it would really happen. I think my reaction would depend on if they are friendly or not. If they’re I would be okay with it.. I think :) It would cause a big riot though! People usually don’t like unknown!

  49. Jen

    September 11, 2012

    After a very brief moment of disbelief, I’d be all: “I KNEW IT!”

  50. Carissa

    September 11, 2012

    Deny it for a while, despite all the evidence, then laugh nervously as I realize its actually all true…

  51. Tasnim

    September 11, 2012

    I think I’d be in denial until it finally sunk in :)

  52. Jessica S.

    September 11, 2012

    A little bit skeptical, wondering if these others are truly others or if they just “think” they are others.

    But then of course like many people might be saying, I agree, “I knew it!”

  53. Jo

    September 11, 2012

    I’m not sure I would respond for a while. I would think I’m in the company of a crazy, and I need to leave pretty quickly. There are already people who think we’re not alone – or rather, think they’re something other than human. I believe they call themselves otherkin. They have a website. A lot of disbelief and blinking, methinks.

  54. Kaila

    September 11, 2012

    Now thinking about it it kind if sounds cool. In reality, I’d probably be in complete denial, not really sure what I should say or believe. Like “You’re kidding me, right?” or laugh. I most likely wouldn’t believe it until I saw proof. Then I may freak out :)
    Absolutely love your books by the way!

  55. Jenn H

    September 11, 2012

    Go live in denial because ‘ignorance is bliss’ OR freak out and eat loads of chocolate. ;)

  56. Tami

    September 11, 2012

    Oh my goodness, I was trying to come up with some witty answers…but I think in the end…I am a chicken…and I would probably…RUN!!!! hahahaha

  57. Carmen B.

    September 11, 2012

    Thinking about it right now, I would love to believe it because it would make things more interesting. I would want to know all about it.
    But once I gave it a bit more thought (and also depending on how exactly I found out. Was I attacked?) I would also be terrified because there are things out there bigger and stronger and much more powerful than me. And well, you can’t un-know or un-see, you can’t go back to being ignorant.
    So I guess I’d be excited and scared at the same time.
    Thanks for the giveaway, and I can’t wait to read WAMS! :)

  58. Joanne.L

    September 11, 2012

    If someone told me that we were’nt alone in the world i’lljust laugh in their face and say, ” Get real”. Then go home and go hysterical and constantly be checking my window every second, whispering, “Oh sh**, Oh sh** this aint happening”.

    P.s: looooove ur books!!!

  59. Mel Thomas

    September 11, 2012

    I had something happen to me when I was younger that made me believe we aren’t alone in this world. I don’t know to what extent the supernatural exists but I do know that I was touched by it. If the curtain was pulled back and the supernatural world was truly exposed, I’d probably be scared witless but inside I’d be screaming “I frakkin knew it!”.

  60. Susana Rivera

    September 11, 2012

    Well… I think we are not alone in this world is to big ,no?…. but we tend to run and scream!! hahaha……. maybe tried to learn and live in pace….. that the best thing to do…..thanks for the giveaway!!!

  61. Vivien

    September 11, 2012

    I don’t think we are alone, but I don’t think the alien life is as intelligent as we are. Any sort of life could be considered alien. So I believe there is some sort of life, but it could be as little as something microscopic.

  62. Margaret

    September 11, 2012

    “So what?”

    As long as I’ve already been living in the world with them, it wouldn’t phase me.

  63. carrie

    September 11, 2012

    I suppose my answer would depend on how I found out we are not alone. It’s very self-centered to think that humans are the only intelligent life in the universe(s) or even on our own plant for that matter. Whether the talk of intelligent life is about aliens or something of the supernatural set. I believe in things that I cannot see and cannot prove are real or not. So to find out that we are not alone, would only be an small, initial shock. As long as everyone comes in peace and can get along at least, I suspect I would feel like a little kid on christmas morning that just found out santa had visited. However if the other entity was not friendly, I’d probably pack my bag and run for the mountains and find the first pack of nice, friendly, burely mountain men and learn how to survive.

  64. Archina

    September 11, 2012

    i would probably look at the person telling me a second time and check to see if they were mentally stable hahaha :) if they were then i would believe them. Then i would ask what other things are with humans…

  65. michelle k

    September 11, 2012

    While I expect that we are not alone in the universe, I don’t expect that humans will find proof of this in my lifetime. So I think I would believe it was a hoax if someone told me. I would have to see proof with my own eyes. Then I would (very loudly) have a meltdown, I think.

  66. Brent

    September 12, 2012

    If I was sure it wasnt some kind of prank I would be very curious and before I decide how I feel about it I’d try to learn as much as I can.

  67. Anubha

    September 12, 2012

    My first thought will be ‘should i scared?’ or should i try for their friendship if they are good and friendly?’
    And then i will have a mixed feeling of excitement and fright… :)
    After all my drama and panic attacks i’ll try to find out who are they???

  68. AHC

    September 12, 2012

    I would be desperate for any and all information about it. To find out I had no idea about something so groundbreaking would drive me crazy until I felt like I had at least the essentials of who they are and how they fit into my world.

  69. Elaine G

    September 12, 2012

    I’d be shocked at first.But then I’d be like I knew it.Then I’d try and figure out,from the people I know, who’s human and who’s paranormal

  70. Jen Smith (@jendsmit)

    September 12, 2012

    I’d be freaked for awhile but I think it is safe to say anyone would be… you’d adjust to the knowledge and you’ll either accept it or you’ll live in denial, which is not healthy but many folks live that way. I like to think I’d accept it and move on… I am curious enough that I’d have to find out as much as I could … I don’t really think I would be too freaked out by it very long – it’d be a lot to absorb, but I’m pretty open-minded and such and I believe in some “odd” stuff anyway – so it may not be a huge stretch for me to find out what’s really going on.

  71. Penny Wright

    September 12, 2012

    I won’t lie, I’d be scared shitless! I like reading fiction because I know they aren’t real. Good question, Rachel!

  72. Katy

    September 12, 2012

    I’d be scared, shocked, and think ”Oh I knew it” but still scared, because if supernatural people exist, then all the villain also exist, so it would be really scary.

  73. erinf1

    September 12, 2012

    I think that I’d be excited and then as it sunk in and I found out what I was sharing the world with, a little scared :)

  74. Siobhán

    September 12, 2012

    Well i think with hundreds of billions of galaxies, the possibility of another planet able to host life is high . Whether it exists as microorganisms or resembles humanity is another story. I wouldn’t be too shocked, instead I would be curious to test and explore these new frontiers! :-)

  75. Becky Ward

    September 12, 2012

    I would say “Cool”. I already don’t believe we are alone in this world.

  76. Sue S.

    September 12, 2012

    Uhhh…I probably would believe it if I had proof. Like someone genuinely telling me that they are a werecat or a bean sidhe and then proving it somehow! ;)

  77. Liliana

    September 12, 2012

    I suppose it would depend on the “creature” … but if we’re talking about supernatural creatures in general, I would probably freak out. And once the initial shock wears out, I’d be like, “HA! I knew it!” *smirk*

  78. Rachel

    September 12, 2012

    Wouldn’t surprise me. I’m not so human- or earth-centric to think that we’re the only intelligent species in the universe/galaxy/whatever. (I really don’t do sci fi so I totally have no idea what the proper terms for all things space are.) Of course if said alien species were to visit death and destruction on our planet I might wish we were alone….

    And yay for the signing! Wish I could be there. And can’t WAIT to read WAMS and see that gorgeous cover in 2 days. :)

  79. Jessica Wayda

    September 12, 2012

    I would be excited. I mean how cool would it be to know that you always have someone with you..

    Good Luck with the signing! I am definitly excited for the new cover.. Can’t wait to read the book! Your amazing!

  80. Grace Lo

    September 12, 2012

    Honestly, with all the buzz around supernatural creatures, not a lot of teen girls would be freaked out. Unless they’re wanting autographs. I for one would be like, “Alright, that’s really neat.” and carry on. But I’m still slightly terrified. If supernatural creatures want to reveal themselves, would their goal be to enslave the human race in case that one of their species were taken to be part of scientific research? Nevertheless, if we really weren’t alone, that would be very, very cool, as we humans have been searching for other intelligent life somewhere. And pure epic for the rest of us who just want to know, “Is it painful to go through human-animal transformations?” and “Do you have scythe? Like, when you go reaping?”

  81. Lisa R

    September 12, 2012

    I’d probably be the loser that gets so excited they faint XD and YAY a cover!! Can’t wait!

  82. Tasha

    September 12, 2012

    I’d be ecstatic! xD Humans can be pretty dull sometimes. I’d probably be a little nervous too. Ya know…if they had super strength and such.

  83. Victoria Zumbrum

    September 12, 2012

    It really wouldn’t surprise me at all. I have always thought we weren’t the only ones. That there are other races and species out there. I would love to learn more about them though. If they are friendly or dangerous? If they could be helpful to the human race.

  84. Melody Colyer

    September 12, 2012

    I think I would be shocked. Then I would have a ton of questions.
    Then depending on the answers to my questions might be scared.

  85. Crystal M.

    September 12, 2012

    I would be shocked since I don’t believe in them but I do think that anything is a possibility. So my question would be why would people want to mess with aliens or other things that are alot smarter and stronger? I never understood why, but yeah freaked would be a good word if it were 100% true.

  86. Nancy L.R

    September 12, 2012

    I honestly don’t know how I would react. I’ll probably just zone out or look around and ask people to clarify. Okay, so I’ll freak out for a bit at first. I mean you always wonder, but if you were to suddenly find that out? It would be a little shocking. But after my freak out I’ll just go back to thinking “meh” in my head, nothing bad is going to happen, they’ve probably been here forever with no major occurrences, only now, I know about them. I would learn more about them however, knowledge is power.

  87. Courtney Gulbis

    September 12, 2012

    I’d be like dang, I got the short end of the DNA strand”” and try to get bit by a werewolf. Unless it was like Kaylee’s world, then I’d try to get a neither dog and stay away from innocent looking people.

  88. Bre M

    September 12, 2012

    If humans were not alone in this world, I would definitley hope that I was one of the non-humans.. But it would be awesome! we could learn lots of new things and maybe even solve problems such as finding a better cure for cancer… because if there was a Nether drug as bad as demon’s breath, then there would have to be some amazing to compensate for the negative.

  89. Crystal Z

    September 12, 2012

    If we are talking that humans aren’t alone on earth.. then that would be pretty awesome. It’s like all my favourite paranormal/fantasy/sci-fi books come to life. Hopefully those “non-humans” aren’t evil!

  90. Alba @BookPics

    September 12, 2012

    ~smile smugly at everyone who didn’t believe me before~
    Um, wow, I really don’t know what I’d do.

    I MIGHT-heavy sarcasm there-freak out, just a bit. Because… Where HAD THEY ALL BEEN BEFORE?? Why hadn’t they shown themselves before? Why wait so long? Are they going to hurt me? PLEASE don’t let them be human-eaters or something awful ^_____________^

    I’m silly I know heheh
    Oh yeap, I can completely see myself freaking out :D

  91. Jemzz

    September 12, 2012

    I’d probably freak out, denial would be first, there is no way something like that could real and anyone trying to convince me otherwise would be trying to make a fool out of me. After that who knows, I doubt anyone could predict what they would do.

  92. Sass

    September 12, 2012

    If I found out via someone telling me, my first reaction would be to glance warily at them and sidestep slowly away, whilst wishing I had a phone number for the men in white coats…

    I do believe in the possibility of supernatural stuff or aliens, but if I saw something that was definitely supernatural in origin, sad to say I’d probably doubt the evidence of my own eyes and wonder if I’d been working too hard lately.

    If I simply had to believe it, I think a mild state of shock and a few swear words would ensue, followed by nervous giggling and regret that I really couldn’t tell anyone without them rolling their eyes and phoning someone to put me in the special jacket that makes you hug yourself really hard…

  93. Kathleen SB

    September 12, 2012

    i would probably be silent for a moment and ponder it. i would accept it, escpecially if it was proved and was right in my face but sometimes when i’m told something serious i sometimes can’t help a smile creeping onto my face and then i sometimes burst out laughing. so instead of that paranormal worried i’d think they were insane, they’d be worried i was the one that was cracked. it would make life interesting if paranormals weren’t just in books. as long as they don’t eat me. i wouldn’t be good for their hips.

  94. jade

    September 12, 2012

    i’d like to think i would cool and calm but i have this odd tendency too laugh in situations i can’t control so i’ll probably go into hysterics then most likely denial than a healthy period of me begin extremely pissed off at the universe for not giving my powers as well, then it would go on to the acceptance stage, and finally me trying to befriend every supernatural creature in a ten mile radius.(and hope that there paranormalness rubs off on me)

  95. Jeniffer

    September 12, 2012

    I honestly think there are aliens out there, so I probably wouldn’t freak out. ;)

  96. Lucille

    September 12, 2012

    I would be like, “I told you so!” and “I knew it!”, and then to the people who didn’t believe me, I’d say, “In your faces!”

    I wouldn’t freak out since I believe that humans are not alone in this world, but we are alone in our solar system. :)

  97. Ellen Faith

    September 12, 2012

    I probably wouldn’t believe to be perfectly honest. I’m make fun of the situation of what they’re telling me, mock them sort of. However, once I saw some reasonable proof I’d be all on board most likely!

  98. Elizabeth

    September 12, 2012

    i would most likely be skeptical….if i had irrefutable proof well then i guess i’d believe…but i would be concerned with how to interact, are they friendly or unfriendly, etc….

  99. Kirsti

    September 12, 2012

    I don’t think I would be surprised. I’ve been surrounded by various paranormal ‘beings’ in books for so long, that I kind of assume at least some of them are real.

  100. Sophie S

    September 12, 2012

    I’d probably be terrified and excited at the same time (that’s possible right?), on one hand I think that it would be pretty awesome, we’d finally know we’re not alone and maybe get to meet them. Then again, they could be huge and hideous and want to destroy us (see, terrifying!!)..

  101. Jessi

    September 12, 2012

    I’d yell out “I KNEW IT!” followed by scrutinizing everyone I know to figure out if any of them are supernaturals in hiding.

  102. Michele Kipp

    September 12, 2012

    I would rub it in to everyone saying that I was right, we are not alone. Then, I would succumb to being in a daze, thinking, holy shit!

  103. alicia marie

    September 13, 2012

    Probably at first it would be disbelief because where have they been all this time and why didn’t we know anything about them? Then I’d want to know if they’re good or bad and if I should be worried about how things might change now that we know about them.

  104. Carrie S.

    September 13, 2012

    I feel like I wouldn’t really be ready to believe until I had the proof. It’s something you really need to see in order to truly believe. :)

  105. Sam

    September 13, 2012

    Honestly, if I found out that humans weren’t alone I’d be scanning the skies and listening for the sound of the TARDIS materializing somewhere, because if we aren’t alone then I have to believe that The Doctor is out there somewhere.

  106. Carrie S.

    September 13, 2012

    Well, if I knew without a doubt that we were not alone…I’d probably going into hiding! ;)

    But no, I guess I would really need to see it in order to believe it then yeah I would accept it. Just hope everything is friendly!

  107. Carrie S.

    September 13, 2012

    :P

    I have no idea where my head is Rachel!! Totally losing it I swear! Please ignore my second response! I honestly think I am losing it! Hee hee!

  108. Lea Krnjeta

    September 13, 2012

    I always thought humans are not alone in the world so I would be excited.

  109. Tracy D

    September 14, 2012

    If i found out I would have a mixture of feelings but mainly i would be fascinated, I would want to know all i could and find out about there weaknesses and what would strengthen them

  110. Shaliesha

    September 14, 2012

    I would be skeptical at first, asking and asking and asking for questions and proof to be demonstrated over and over again.. Then I may go sit in a corner by myself and let it soak in. Then I would be OK

  111. AmyMellissaDiane

    September 14, 2012

    Finding out that humans are not alone on earth, would have a lot to do with the telling… Under what circumstances, environment, and people with me at the time. If I was being told in a place of relative safety, by someone I trust – or if the information was sprung at me in similar environment and there were people I trusted to confirm what was happening, and that the things that existed either parallel to us or with us on earth meant me no immediate danger – I would be shaken, a little confused at first, and have a ton of questions in my head, which I would probably hold until I could talk to the people I trusted when alone – but curiosity would cause me to check around and get a good look at things.

    On the other coin, if I were in some hostile manner, without warning, and without any buffer of a familiar neutral environment, or people I knew and trusted – and this information was dropped on me like an egg in a frying pan; I would theoretically be face to face with the identities informing me of this on their own. It would be up to me to surmise quickly if they meant me harm, and what their purpose was, I suppose..

    I would be scared at first, unsure of myself, and somewhat sardonically wonder why it’s always me who gets into these messes! Then I would take a deep breath and face the devil, so to speak. Find out what he is and what his purpose is and try and learn more about what’s going on – all the while scared pale, but I’m stubborn, and I would rather it be me than someone else that gets hurt if I can figure out if they are friendly, and are normally here, or just got here.

    Doesn’t hurt that I had an experience with the supernatural when I was young, so I do believe there is more going on, here on Earth, that we already can’t see…

  112. Jolene A

    September 14, 2012

    I would most likely be in denial and try my very best to ignore it and pretend it’s not happening. That would honestly feak me out until my geeky side emerges and curiousity get’s the best of me and then I would want to know the why’s and the in’s and out’s of how this happened and how long

  113. Jwb52z

    September 14, 2012

    For me, it really would depend on what exactly humans are “not alone” with now. Paranormal things wouldn’t surprise me and I’d be kina happy if they were the kind of paranormal things in a series like Soul Screamers because it would more or less prove the existence of God once and for all and that would be nice. I’d be gloriously happy for the wondering to be over and probably feel a great deal better about everything in general.

  114. Lif

    September 16, 2012

    I’m quite gullible so my first reaction would be, “Really? REALLY?” but I would be half dubious. When the nod of confirmation comes, I’ll squeal and jump in excitement and ask for ALL the details, basically pestering that person. I wish fantasy was real though. That would be awesome.

  115. AndreaM.

    September 16, 2012

    Well, I would probably scream, find a corner to question the laws of the universe in, and then hide out for a while and see what happens. I’m not going to rush outside and go all fan-girl or anything like that, because you never know if they come-in-peace…or not.

  116. Cece

    September 16, 2012

    Hey, well to be completely honest, I think I would really freak out. I love reading and watching movies/TV shows about ordinary people or supernatural creatures in worlds with supernatural creatures in them but it’s not a reality for me. Sure I’m an open-minded person but I’m no where close to being that open. And even though I believe in God, I draw the line at creatures like shapeshifters, aliens and vampires. Though after the initial shock and possibly complete and utter panic I’d be left feeling wary yet very, very curious. I’d want to know about them and, of course, whether or not they’re friendly.

  117. Stephanie Ehmann

    September 16, 2012

    I would probualy hunt down a VAmpire just to poke there teeth;)

  118. abi

    September 16, 2012

    Unlike Kaylee I would freak out for sure…. and may be give out a loud scream… truth to be told, I have many times (after reading the soul screamers) dreamt as if humans are been accompanied by others, other than humans…..and even in my dreams I freak out…. since the dreams come out from your books, you are always with me there (in dreams) and we always plan about how to save the humans…. though the language we talk has always been puzzling coz its been unlike english or any other language that I know of!!!! And then finally I would start praying!!! :)

  119. Doris

    September 17, 2012

    I would probably be shocked, freaked out, scared, excited, and then shocked again.

  120. Zahraa

    September 20, 2012

    I would probably dig a hole, live there for a week. Run out, keep running until I get home, go into the toilet and I’d be never seen AGAIN.

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