A Shropshire woman had the shock of her life yesterday, when she woke from her slumbers to find crop circles in her hair.
Half-asleep mother-of-two, Mary Smith, was making breakfast for her children Amy, 4, and Jack, 2, when her daughter suddenly piped up:
"Mum, your hair looks daft!"
Mary quickly had a look in the mirror, where she found to her horror, that an alien spaceship must have landed on her head during the night. She immediately phoned her local ufologist who arranged to visit her at home last night.
And when Dr Samuel Xandron saw Mandy's hair, he had no option but to concur with her view that she had experienced a close encounter of the fourth kind - an alien hairdo during repose.
Said a bemused Mandy:
"I've had some awful haircuts in my time - mainly from that Herr Kutts in the High Street - but this beats them all! It's just a big mystery to me how they got in, that's all. All the doors were locked."