Denver Voting to Launch UFO Commission
Proposed panel would oversee contact with aliens
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2010 3:35 AM CDT

(Newser) – Hope ET didn't forget to send in his absentee ballot. The people of Denver are voting today on establishing a commission to deal with illegal aliens—of the extraterrestrial kind. The proposed Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission would be a privately funded, seven-member panel tasked with ensuring the "health, safety and cultural awareness of Denver residents" when it comes to future contact "with extraterrestrial intelligent beings or their vehicles," ABC News reports.

Jeff Peckman, the entrepreneur spearheading the ballot initiative, says the mile-high city is a natural first stop for alien visitors and believes the commission will create many jobs as UFO researchers flock to the city. "We are open for business to all other planets," notes the chief of the city's Chamber of Commerce. The proposal has met plenty of opposition, led by local ghost-hunter Bryan Bonner, who believes UFO buffs are giving the city a bad reputation.