FYI:psychoceramics: Moon Shop - How to get a property on the Moon ! The Moon Shop ! (fwd)

Eugene Leitl (
Wed, 16 Apr 1997 01:24:52 +0200 (MET DST)

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Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 02:50:33 +1000
From: Andrew C. Bulhak <>
Subject: psychoceramics: Moon Shop - How to get a property on the Moon ! The Moon Shop !

> A declaration of ownership was filed with the American Government 16
> years ago by Mr. Dennis M. Hope of the Lunar Embassy, to ensure that
> in fact, a legal basis for the ownership of the properties sold here
> can be claimed.
> If this sounds like a joke to you, please read on, because this is no
> joke. The sale of lunar property has been ongoing for 16 years by the
> Lunar Embassy, which posesses a legal basis and copyright for the sale
> of lunar, and other extraterrestrial property. (Please see our
> Frequently Asked Questions List for more details).
> In 1996, we opened this web site, which is only the Lunar Embassy's
> first, and has already received several Internet Awards since it
> opened. Over 7000 people are already proud owners of their Lunar
> property (and the number is increasing rapidly), including two former
> US Presidents!
> You may have seen a presentation of the Lunar Embassy and an
> appearance of Mr Dennis Hope on one of your local TV channels
> recently. This is THE website that represents the Lunar Embassy
> and you have come to the right place.
> WE THE LUNAR EMBASSY, are the only recognized world authority for the
> sale of Lunar and Planetary Real Estate (including Mars). Please be
> advised, that any others are copy cat companies without authority,
> soliciting your money for unauthorized products. As the Lunar Embassy
> are the sole holders of the property claim to all planets in the solar
> system and their Moons (with the exceptions of the Sun and the Earth),
> we of course, also intend to offer properties for sale on all of these
> stellar bodies in the forseeable future.
> So now that we got all this out of the way...we warmly welcome you
> again to the Moon Shop ! Regardless of what you may have's
> all true: Here you can really buy a property on the Moon. (and Mars is
> on the way....please see our new NewsFlash section!)

Interesting to note how they say that their deeds are legally valid
because they "filed a declaration of ownership with the US Government".
That could mean anything, down to sending a declaration to the local
social security office, where it got filed in the wastebasket.

-- acb