Out of This World

How Will Denver Welcome Aliens?

When Denver residents go to the polls in 2010 they will be faced with a new referendum: whether or not to form an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission, dedicated to figuring out the best way to welcome aliens if they arrive on earth. A self-described entrepreneur, Jeff Peckham has gathered the necessary 4,000 signatures required to have the issue brought to the 350,000 voters in Denver. "What would a commission demand of us as a city? Do they want to go to a conference on Mars?" asked Councilman Charlie Brown (real name, we swear). "We'll pay for a one-way trip." Residents reacted with skepticism, worried the vote would tarnish the Mile High City's grounded reputation.