“ORDER! ORDER IN THE CONGRESS!” The chatters only got quieter as President Richardson yelled. This was an emergency session, so this was to be expected. He took a piece of cloth to wipe away the sweat on his forehead and took his seat back. Minutes ago, all bases reported a strange energy flux from outside, the reports that followed were… confusing. “No radiations, trees everywhere, no sign of any human life other than us continent wide, does anybody have a guess as to what happened?” Congressman parker got up from his seat, looking at all the other members present and away, assisting to this session through monitors. He raised his finger in the air. “It is a MIRACLE given to us by GOD for being his loyal flock even through the apocalypse! This is the Garden of Eden made real for us! A virgin earth, here for the true christens and the true Americans for we are the chosen people!”
“Sit down Parker! Anyone has a RATIONAL explanation for all of this?! Mister Eden, anything at all?” The room suddenly got quiet, people turned toward a black monitor fixed on the chair left of the president. John Henry Eden always had answers. “Well… I’m sorry to say that Parker’s answer seems as good as any at this point. Either that or a cosmic event that we have no way or understanding at the moment. It could be something sentient toying with us, but the technology required for doing this is not of this earth… or not of ours at least. Eyebots throughout the country only report what you would find before the war, heck, even before Columbus ever discovered this continent, but without a single native on sight.”
“Well, let us hope it stays that way. Any recommendations?” There was a silence of a few second, the super computer on the other side of the radio line making calculations, not that anyone knew of the true non-human nature of the Presidential Advisor. “Send some teams out to hunt for specimens, so we may determine if they are edible, get samples and so forth. Also send out eyebots further, on other continents even to look for anything intelligent out there… We could also send a radio signal to try and contact others, but this may give away our existence. Question is, is this worth the risk?” The president looked at the assembly. “Those in favor?” A few timid hands were risen, some lights above the monitors flashed green to signal support. Ultimately, even if by a small margin, the yes won, a radio signal would be sent at maximum power, it could given the lack of radiations reach Europe and Asia, as well as the space above the US, but this wasn’t really something that had been considered.
“This is the Commonwealth of the United States of America’s Raven Rock base, reaching out to anyone able to communicate, is there anyone out there?” (Repeating on all radio frequencies each 10 seconds.)