UFOs meet American bureaucracy

Next year, residents of Denver will get to vote on whether or not the city should set up a seven-member commission for the study of UFOs and extraterrestrial sightings. UFO advocate Jeff Peckman collected 10,000 signatures in order to get his proposed commission on the ballot. If approved, the commission would cost Denver about $100,000, not including any travel or similar expense requests. Peckman claims gifts and grants will fund the commission and says it would provide such vital city services as opening secret UFO files, establishing a protocol for UFO sitings and performing risk/benefit analysis for close encounters of the third through seventh kinds. (Via Bad Astronomer).