I read with interest a story about a company that was selling plots of land on the moon (of all places) for about fifty bucks a month for an acre.
No it’s not a joke.
Apparently, the moon cannot be claimed by any sovereign nation as their soil, according to international treaty, and therefore is unclaimed land. As a result, a quick web search has provided me with several Lunar Real Estate companies to choose from. One can only imagine the kind of sales pitch the agent might give.
As a result I’ve decided to stake out my own plot of land on the lunar surface. Since any company can sell land they don’t own, as long as it is on the moon, I’ve chosen to set out a plot of land there. Why pay some company for it, why not just stake out a claim early before the rest of crowd arrives?
My land is approximately 200 acres of prime lunar real estate on the Boussingault-Hommel/Southeastern Limb area of the satellite. No sense being greedy. Two hundred acres seems adequate for my purposes of homesteading, should I ever mange to get there. As you look at the moon from Earth, that’s in the lower left section right about where Brazil would be. I chose that site since the temperatures were moderate (for the Moon that is) and provides both a good view of terrestrial sunsets and is a short hike from the eastern edge of the dark side for galactic observations.
Since it’s near the southern pole, it has a good shot as having ground water should it exist. With any luck I’ll be able to grow lunar mushrooms a few short months after arrival to feed myself. That’s assuming the moon isn’t made out of green cheese. It also is set up against a nice mountain range for cool evenings on the porch watching the Earth set against their backdrop.
It will make a wonderful retirement home. Lawn maintenance will be a snap.
Seriously, is anyone actually buying land that this company is purportedly selling? Well yes, apparently they are- over 300 million acres sold since 1980 according to their website. At 50 bucks an acre, that’s a lot of money, and a lot of people that are going to be supremely sorry to find they actually don’t own the land should they ever manage to get to the moon. Pretty soon, they are going to have boiler room operations going where you can buy timeshares I would imagine. With these plaid jacket types anything is possible. This lunar land deal is probably one of the greatest scams ever. No water or any way to get to it, and by the time people can, this company will be long gone.
All I can say is, they better not try and sell my land from under me. I plan to fence that bad boy off as soon as I can get up there and stake my claim. Anybody that tries to jump my claim is going to have to deal with me and my 12 gauge Buck Rogers Ray Gun and my cyberdog Rex.
Remember, there are no gun laws in outer space. And if any of those liberals DO manage to make it up here, I’m going to do the universe a favor.
I’ll let you take one guess as to what that is.