In the wake of that shock news bookies, Paddy Power has drastically shortened the odds on a meeting between humans and extraterrestrials in the current decade.
They say the chances of an alien discovery this year have risen dramatically. They are offering odds as short as 20/1 (in from 200/1 before the Pentagon announcement), while their presence could be confirmed before the month’s end (50/1 – in from 500/1 yesterday).
They’re assuming that the people from the stars come in peace, although you can get odds of 500/1 for an all-out war between humans and aliens to take place by the year 2030. Quite how you’d collect on that is another matter though.
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