Petey, I've come to talk to you about this 'ghost' thing. You say you selected a 'topologically remote' site, and our team found it to be occupied by ancient beings who knew all about sergeant schlock.
I propose that these aliens, hiding from the ashes of their fallen civilization, and observing the birth of a new one, also picked the most topologically remote site they could, in order to stay hidden.
It's not fate, unseen hands, foreordination, predestiny, restless spirits, or even shallow scripting at work here. It's just a case of 'great minds think alike.'
Ah. You have a good point. Although the flattery would be more effective if I were not being compared to short, wrinkly things that can knuckle-walk.