Over 6,000 people have bought alien abduction insurance worth $10 million
It's fair to say that the planned Area 51 raid has reignited interest in UFOs and extraterrestrials over the summer. Seriously, I feel like we're back in the 90s, and the X-Files is in its third season; that's how much I've heard about aliens lately.
However, not everyone is treating the whole thing as a joke, and there are plenty of ufologists and conspiracy theorists out there who genuinely do believe that Area 51 is guarding evidence of life on other planets.
Other people are even worried about the possibility of alien retaliation, and have taken measures to safeguard themselves. Don't believe me? I'll prove it: apparently, over 6,000 people have bought alien abduction insurance worth $10 million over the last couple of months.
Check out this interview with the man responsible for the Storm Area 51 Facebook group:
According to Fox35, a company which has been selling tongue-in-cheek insurance policies covering abduction by aliens has seen a huge surge in traffic. The site, which also offers coverage for reincarnation and asteroid insurance, costs just $24.95. Upon purchase, customers will receive in the mail a paper copy of a framed certificate and are then required to pay $1 per year over a 10 to 20 million year period.
Business owner Mike St. Lawrence, who hails from Altamonte Springs, stated: "I don’t want to try to rip somebody off. The people that come to me, if I think they don’t understand the terms and conditions, that this is tongue-in-cheek, I won’t sell it to them ... When I started most people thought it was completely absurd, and today I’d say 50 per cent of the people think it’s a possibility."
Watch Dan Ackroyd talk about his personal experiences with UFOs:
But Mike isn't the only person looking to profit from the planned raid. Bud Light has offered to give a free beer to any alien who makes it out of the air force base.