Catch an Alien on Your Ring Camera and Win $1 Million

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The truth is out there. And if you catch it on a Ring doorbell cam, you could win a million bucks.

The Amazon home security company announced its “Million Dollar Search for Extraterrestrials” last week. Ring is offering a $1 million grand prize “to a US resident who captures unaltered Scientific Evidence of a real Extraterrestrial lifeform on their indoor or outdoor Ring device.”

“With new sightings and further evidence that lifeforms might exist beyond Earth’s atmosphere, there’s a possibility that Extraterrestrial activity could be happening right outside your front door,” a Ring press release said.

The Details

So how does it work? Catch an alien on your Ring cam, then turn in your footage.

Each video submission will be reviewed by a space and extraterrestrial expert. If the expert is convinced your sighting is legit, you could win the grand prize and “forever (be) remembered as a key researcher in the space community.”

But even if you don’t catch real aliens on camera, you can still qualify for a $500 prize. “Out of this World” prize submissions will be judged on creativity, humor and engagement with a Ring device among other things.

“Alien costumes and accessories, homemade spacecraft, and Extraterrestrial-inspired communication with your Ring device are highly encouraged for the “Out of this World” Prize submissions,” the press release says.

How to Submit Your Alien Video

Ring owners have until Nov. 2, 2023 to submit their evidence or interpretation of an extraterrestrial sighting at (According to a note on Ring’s website, video submissions will reopen on October 12, 2023.)

Learn how to use your Ring doorbell here. here.

Ring’s press release offers tips to “bring you one step closer to luring in our intergalactic neighbors,” including turning on your “alien quick replies,” equipping your home with both indoor and outdoor cameras and using two-way talk and Alexa to communicate with “visitors.”

Aliens? Really?

While this promotion may seem a bit out there, aliens dominated the news cycle this summer.

In July, a congressional subcommittee held a hearing on UFOs, where three former military officials dropped bombshells about extraterrestrials — and what the US government knows about them.

Among the revelations: Former intelligence official David Grusch said that the US recovered non-human biologics from UFO crash sites and that it was “absolutely” in possession of UAPs — unidentified aerial phenomena. Former Navy commander David Fravor told lawmakers that he and three fellow military pilots watched a UFO accelerate to “supersonic speeds.”

Their testimony captivated the nation and renewed calls for transparency into government reporting of life beyond earth.

Katie Sartoris is the managing editor of The Penny Hoarder.