The Thargoid Ship
The Thargoid Ship is an alien vessel of confirmed origin. Examples of this alien ship were first encountered on January 5, 3303; Commanders were interdicted by Thargoid Ships while traveling through hyperspace and pulled into normal space with their systems disabled, after which they were scanned and the Thargoid Ships jumped away. Thargoid Ships bear a strong resemblance to the wreckage found at Alien Crash Sites.
Video by ObsidianAnt on the Live encounters
WHAT DO WE KNOW?
Very little is currently known about the capabilities of Thargoid Ships. They have not yet been seen deploying weapons or demonstrating overtly hostile intent. They do have the ability to interdict human ships traveling through hyperspace: Commanders experiencing an interdiction are alerted by their ships that their hyperspace conduit has become unstable shortly before dropping out of hyperspace due to a Frame Shift Drive malfunction.
All ship systems and controls with the exception of life support are disabled by the interdiction, similar to the effect produced by scanning Unknown Probes, but with a longer duration.
Thargoid Ships are also known to have scanners of some kind which they utilize on those whom they interdict, as well as jump drives that leave a hitherto undocumented wake signature. While the wake signature can be scanned, it is unidentifiable, currently making impossible to pursue an Thargoid Ship; attempting to charge the FSD with this signature as the destination results in another FSD malfunction.
Thargoid Ships currently cannot be damaged or destroyed. They possess immensely strong shields that are either highly damage-resistant or outright impervious to conventional weaponry.
The ships appears to have striking similarities to the crashed aliens ships found around the Pleiades Nebula/region, it is widely theorized that the crashed ships are detachable from this ship and use as a “fighter” type ship in comparison with this large ship
In a interview with Dr.Strange one of the Xeno-Technology department heads he stated:
“I have studied alien technology since the discovery of the Unknown Artefact, and they all appear to have unique qualities to each of them, The Unknown Artefact scans your ship, The Unknown Probe lets out a type of EMP disabling your ship, and this….this can pull you out of hyperspace and scan with some sort of immense scanning system. The level of technology we are dealing with is highly advanced, we can only hope and pray that these things aren’t hostile.
After closer analysis of this ship some have noticed some strong evidence towards the origin of the crashed ships found in the Pleiades sector.
Some have came to theorize that the back end of the live ship bares a huge amount of similarity to that of the crashed ships leaving many to believe the crashed ship is some sort of detachable fighter like craft, and explains why some of the crashed ships are surrounded by crashed Type-9’s and Anaconda’s .
Though these are just mere theories and none can be confirmed nor denied at this point in time.
ALIEN ENCOUNTERS IN DISTRESS CALLS
Following these encounters several distress calls were located in the Maia region first, when entered these distress signals would hold a wrecked federal ship with a green aura.
On entry, you will be clearly able to see a ship that has been destroyed, that is surrounded in a green smog, you will also see the exit of an Thargoid ship. Which begs the question, Did it attack it? And why? Over the past few weeks more of these beacons have been located, they appear to be getting closer to sol, the nearest at the time of writing this is approx 150 ly.
Credit to the Elite wiki for some of the information and pictures here, as well as the Canonn Codex
Credit to CMDR Ecthelion for some images