Tedd specifically told Elliot that they’re aliens. I’m sure that’s not actually super important or anything.
I guess close encounters of the fifth kind actually does refer to encountering an alien in person. At least, I assume it does. I still refuse to look it up! If I did, past me would be all like “well, look who had to look it up?” And I’d be all like “shut up, you! You become me!” And he’d be all like “Noooooo”, which would only make me feel bad because he is me.
Seriously, though, not cool, Elliot. RUDE.