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Victim of alien abduction? There’s an insurance policy for that

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  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    Victim of alien abduction? There’s an insurance policy for that
    By Patrick Connolly Orlando Sentinel
    People prepare for the worst. They buy car insurance, health insurance, eye and dental insurance, maybe even flood insurance. But what about alien abduction insurance?
    Mike St. Lawrence, an Altamonte Springs resident who once had ambitions of becoming a comedy writer, started selling UFO abduction policies in 1987 after reading “Communion” by Whitley Strieber.

    “It was a best-selling book that kind of brought the UFO abduction phenomena to the public’s consciousness,” St. Lawrence, 71, said.

    He changed the name to “alien abduction insurance” upon realizing the term alien trumped UFO in public discourse. Otherwise, the policy has remained largely the same since its inception.

    A digital-only policy costs $19.95, while a paper copy will set a person back $24.95. As for the amount of coverage you get for that price, it’s $10 million.
    Out of 6,000 — 7,000 active policies, St. Lawrence has accepted and began paying two claims.
    Victim of alien abduction? There’s an insurance policy for that
     
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  2. vaxcardinal

    vaxcardinal GC Hall of Fame

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    Wonder if Geico can save me 15% on my insurance.
     
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  3. jewood592

    jewood592 VIP Member

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    Nothing wrong with a good sense of humor.
     
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