DENVER — Denver residents have jettisoned a plan to officially track space aliens.
The proposal defeated Tuesday night would have established a commission to track extraterrestrials. It also would have allowed residents to post their observations on Denver's city Web page.
The Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission would also review the risks and benefits of contacting aliens who visit Earth.
Denver residents voted 106,776 to 20,162 against the proposal.
The Denver man who proposed the measure, Jeff Peckman, says the government is tracking alien sightings but refuses to make the reports public. Peckman is a meditation instructor and promoter of new technology, including something he says reduces the "chaos of electromagnetic fields."
Peckman contends opponents greatly inflated the commission's projected cost.
He previously proposed an unsuccessful ordinance requiring the city to offer stress-reduction measures.