A friend sent the link to this very entertaining story — the writer, Stephanie Simon, deserves praise for the writing — which apparently is not a parody: Colorado Flying-Saucer Believers Have Ghost Hunters in Their Sights.
Ballot Initiative 300 would require the city to set up an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission, stocked with Ph.D. scientists, to “ensure the health, safety and cultural awareness of Denver residents” when it comes to future contact “with extraterrestrial intelligent beings or their vehicles.” . . .
“We need to get this out of the realm of the Tooth Fairy and into the realm of diplomatic protocol,” says Ricky Butterfass, who works on the campaign.
The initiative’s major opponent is a ghost-hunter.