an (intelligent) being that is not from Earth; = extraterrestrial n., alien n.
1946 Story Behind the Story in Thrilling Wonder Stories Dec. 112
The assumption that the non-terrestrials would see, hear, feel, desire, to the same effect that men do is of course superficial.
Where did the visitor come from?…If a non-terrestrial, was the trip to Earth made in a flying saucer?
Letter in Fantastic Adventures July 123/1
She had probably remembered that, and knew that he too was a—nonterrestrial.
Unfinished Equation in Fantastic Adventures Apr. 60/2
We’ll restore Matson to his original shape. We’ll return the non-Terrestrial to Ganymede.
Present for Pat in Startling Stories Jan. 111/1
The Non-terrestrial should therefore have a high percentage chance of coming out not too unlike us.
Now Meet the Nonterrestrial in Fantastic Universe Jan. 56/1
My God, it’s coming to us from beyond the solar system! Could it be nonterrestrials of some kind?
What the Dead Men Say in Worlds of Tomorrow June 155/1
As you must know, Ptyehshdneh got the part and went on to be the first non-terrestrial to walk off with the Best Actor statuette on Oscar night.
Famous Monsters in Interzone (#23) Spring 41
We’re not the only non-terrestrials to come this way. The Osirans made quite an impact on the continent just south of here.
The Slitheen Excursion (Doctor Who) (2013) 104:
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