Is That a UFO in the NH Sky? You Can Bet on It
Just in case you were wondering what the odds are that weird light you may see in the sky in New Hampshire is an extraterrestrial UFO, one group of statistics specialists say they're pretty good.
The gaming online resource site Casino.org has produced an interactive website that will show you your odds of seeing a UFO in the U.S.
According to their website, Granite Staters have a one in 36,900 chance of seeing a UFO.
Believe it or not, Floridians, who have their fair share (and more) of wacky happenings and encounters have the lowest chance at 348,500 while people in Wyoming have the highest at 20,500.
Other New Englanders should keep their eyes peeled as several, save for one, rank close to Wyoming:
- Connecticut: 62,800
- Massachusetts: 107,100
- Maine: 37,000
- Rhode Island: 34,200
- Vermont: 25,000
Odd visitors to New Hampshire are nothing new, and we're not talking presidential candidates. In April, the subject of a potential alien visit became part of the public discussion.
Remember, New Hampshire was the site of one of the country's most well-known alien abduction story. Betty and Barney Hill claimed not only did they see an extraterrestrial UFO in 1961 but also said its crew brought them on board.
Betty and Barney Hill
The couple were on their way home to Portsmouth from an out-of-state vacation when they encountered aliens in their spacecraft. Their story received significant scrutiny over the years, and you can examine it too as their papers are now in a collection at the University of New Hampshire.
New Hampshire resident and former U.S. Navy pilot David Fravor has his own story to tell of seeing a suspicious aircraft while flying a fighter jet in 2004.
Of course, a UFO, an unidentified flying object, is simply that. Unidentified. It does not mean it is extraterrestrial in origin but that's the assumption.
Fear not, earthlings. If the odds of getting snatched by extraterrestrials has you freaking out, you can purchase an insurance policy.
Mike St. Lawrence and the St. Lawrence Insurance Agency will write you a $10,000,000 policy in case you're beamed up by aliens. The spoof provides "sarcasm coverage" and double-indemnity coverage in any case where "the aliens refer to the abductee as a nutritional food source or the other white meat."
The cost for your policy? $19.95. He reports the policy document is "suitable for framing."