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Monday, 18 March 2013

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Artists impression of the alien invasion

Residents of Ventnor were alarmed this week as a cloud approached the island from the English channel.

"Normally," said Tom O'Row, a teenager who has lived in Ventnor all of his eleven years of life, "we either have wall to wall blue sky, or floor to ceiling cloud cover."

On this particular day, residents of Ventnor were sent scattering for cover as the rogue cloud appeared in the sky.

"We were playing on the beach when we saw it," said O'Row. "This white ovoid on the horizon. It kept getting bigger, and bigger, coming straight for us. We thought we were being invaded by aliens."

As the cloud passed overhead it was big enough to momentarily block out the sun.

"It was obviously heading towards Cowes," said Tom. "They have boats and things there, apparently."

Tom rang the police as the alarm was sounded throughout Ventnor, and locals hid in the town's alien invasion bunker under the Sailor Inn. This bunker was built after Junter was wiped from the Isle of Wight in 1970 during the alien invasion that year.

"We needed to alert the authorities to protect the boats in Cowes," said Tom. "We described what we thought was an alien space craft as being huge, ovoid, and white, with slightly ragged edges."

Police, apparently, we're not impressed.

"They told me it was a cloud," said Tom. "I was confused, it didn't look like no cloud I had ever seen. It wasn't floor to wall for a start. But I suppose they know best, the police are trained in alien spacecraft identification after all."

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