A COMPANY in the United States is offering insurance in the eventual case of an alien abduction – and the firm has just added ‘Area 51 Coverage’ in light of the Facebook event.
Almost two million people have signed up to a Facebook event encouraging people to descend on Area 51 to uncover any potential alien secrets. According to the description of the Facebook group called ‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us’, attendees will meet nearby and storm the top secret base on September 20. The description reads: “We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry. If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Let’s see them aliens.”
As a result, the St Lawrence Agency, also known as the ‘UFO Abduction Insurance Company’, has begun offering insurance to those planning on attending.
A very brief description on the company’s website reads: “We have just added Area 51 Coverage! – If you get in, but don’t come out.”
The firm, based in Florida, also offers alien abduction insurance for a one off $19.95 (£15.99) – of which 6,000 have been sold since its inception in 1987.
Mike St Lawrence, founder of the firm, admits the insurance policy is very much tongue in cheek, and has warned people to stay away from Area 51.
He told WBTW News 13: “I take a very opened mind approach to this, whether it’s happening or not.
“But if you get one of our policies, show you have a sense of humour about it.”
On the potential Area 51 raid, Mr St Lawrence said: “It is activated if you go in and you don’t come out.
“If I could give advice, it would be to stay home because this is a military site and they probably take blocking people from getting in seriously.”
A staggering 1.9 million people have clicked attending on the Area 51 event.
Although the Facebook event is meant to be humorous, US military is not taking any chances in protecting the top secret base.
Air Force spokeswoman Laura McAndrews said: “Area 51 is an open training range for the US Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces.
“The US Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets”.
Area 51 has been used by American aviation authorities since 1955 and is closed off to those without top-level security clearance.
However, the US government did not even admit the base existed until 2013, in a series of documents released as part of a Freedom of Information request, and it is heavily protected by armed guards.