Weird people from the Midwest, UFOs, mysterious villages that you enter and never escape from. Was that old man really a farmer, or a shape shifting alien?

Self-replicating spacecraft

We couldn't see any windows or propulsion systems in the alien spacecraft. It seemed to resemble a living organism. 


The space shuttle crew gasped as the alien spacecraft materialized before them. It appeared to mean no harm. Tentacles drifted slowly as if in a gentle ocean current; sensing, probing.