Irish bookmakers Paddy Power have slashed the price on Alien Life to be confirmed before the year is out, following the launch of an investigation into mysterious sightings in the skies off the coast of Co Kerry.
Until recent days, punters could avail of massive odds of 50/1 – reflecting a likelihood of just 2 per cent – that extra-terrestrial life forms would be confirmed before the end of 2018.
However, following reports of several close encounters by commercial airline pilots who spotted unidentified shapes over the south-west coast last Friday, Paddy Power has slashed those odds to 5/1, meaning it now appears 10-times more likely to happen.
“We’ve always believed other life forms exist, but after this week’s revelations we’re convinced it’s about to be confirmed,” a spokesperson for Paddy Power said.
“It makes perfect sense for intruders to cross the terrestrial boarders of the skies in this neck of the planet while our heads are turned by Brexit, backstops and a housing crisis. Minister Eoghan Murphy will do his nut if they decide to call Ireland home,” they added.
Odds on the chances of alien life being confirmed after New Year’s Eve has drifted out from 10/1 to longer odds of 25/1 with Paddy Power.
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But the bookies believe it’s far more likely, at an odds-on price of 1/20 (reflecting a 95 per cent probability), that we will have to wait until 2020 or later for absolute confirmation that Alien Life exists.
The bookies have also priced up the likely explanation to be confirmed by the Irish Aviation Authority for the recent sightings once their investigation has concluded, with a shooting star (1/10), a rogue fag butt (1000/1), and the Healy Rae’s in a hot air balloon (2000/1) among the possibilities.
PADDY POWER ODDS: IRISH AVIATION AUTHORITY INVESTIGATIN TO CONFIRM SIGHTINGS OVER KERRY AS
Shooting Star 1/10
Military Aircraft 16/1
Alien Space Ship 25/1
Chinese lantern 100/1
Fag Butt 1000/1
The Healy Rae’s in a hot air balloon 2000/1
David Clifford shot 5000/1