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The Conspiracy Page, First Encounter
Not only are there aliens—one needs a rescue. Middle school just got a whole lot more interesting for the gang of four who pranked the school’s website. The mysterious Commander X has given them the location of an alien being held hostage by a rogue part of the military. With only the city bus for transportation, the four brave or maybe foolish friends, set off to liberate the alien. But what to do after they succeed? It must be kept hidden until Commander X contacts them again. And what to feed him while they wait? Oops, Morgan’s Mother’s prize orchids took care of that. Join in the fun on the first in a series of adventures into what others say can’t be real—only conspiracies.