The Aliens With No Heads

What if we already met Aliens but didn’t know we did ? We tend to look for quite anthropomorphic features in potential Aliens, even when we imagine them as monsters. They have either a bipedal shape, or a technology which makes them similar to us. Lots of scifi stories have examined the possibility of contacts with truely alien species, but there was always a possible interaction in the end, some common ground. What if there is no common ground possible at all ?

Today I read this story on Daily Galaxy’s website, and it made me ponder. Let’s say intelligent life developed on a nearby solar system, but the species is looking like headless worms, communicates by telepathy and uses a technology which makes their landing shuttles look like autumn leaves. We wouldn’t even notice them. And maybe their explorer crew would end up as baits on the hook of a local angler.