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Monday, 20 November 2006

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Artist's impression of one of the extra-terrestrial beings

We are not alone! That's the stark message emerging from a crowd of crackpot nutters this evening.

A group of science nerds in Bolton Lancashire have been looking to the heavens with powerful telescopes and opera glasses and claim to have found traces of extra-terrestrial life.

Steve O'Donovan and his team have called a press conference tomorrow at Bolton Travel Lodge when they intend to present the world with their findings.

But tonight The Spoof can exclusively reveal that there will most probably only be some photographs, a few funny sounding blips and pops and possibly a computer printout from a dodgy looking home-made piece of alien hunting kit.

So before we all head for the hills, it's maybe worth pointing out that O'Donovan (43) made similar claims ten years ago when he was living in Swindon.

Sharp-minded Spoof readers may recall that on that occasion his claims were discredited when the traces of 'life' that he displayed then were found to be no more than the crumbs from two squashed garibaldi biscuits and a piece of rancid banana skin.

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