Wouldn’t it be super cool to own huge acres of land on the moon? Well, a Hyderabad-based numerologist, astrologer, and stock market analyst Rajeev Baagdi claims to own five acres of plot on the moon which he says he bought back in 2005. And now Baagdi recently announced that he has new plans of visiting his lunar land.
Baagdi had bought lunar land back in 2003 via a US based website called LunarRegistrywhere he paid 140 USD ( 9,663.85 INR) for the lunar land. As per Baagdi’s purchase records, he owns property in the Mer Imbrium region of the Moon, registered at the ‘Lunar Registry‘ in New York City. Apparently, as per Baagdi, his cousin Lalit Mohata also owns a piece of lunar land.
“I had a vision, a foresight, that one day my grandchildren would be able to thank me for having such a foresight. I am always curious and was searching online for something like this, then I saw an ad on the internet which said, ‘Gift a plot for your loved ones’. I like risky ventures, so I bought it,” Baagdi told The News Minute.
Now although Baagdi feels at peace about the piece of lunar land that he owns, it’s practically impossible to own the moon land. It was back in 1967 when the U.S. and the Soviet Union negotiated the Outer Space Treaty (OST), stating that no nation can actually own a piece of the moon or an asteroid. Article II of the OST states that “Outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means.”
So, here’s the thing, the moon is great and everyone would like to have a piece of it, but you simply can’t buy it. It’s better to save your money and spend it on that beautiful countryside house that you’ve been eyeing for quite sometime now.