Bristol - (Pie-In-The-Sky): At lunchtime today the alien craft's trajectory was spotted tracing ancient Hampshire ley lines called the Monarch's Way.
The route has previously seen mothership reconnaissance flights sourced by the RAF to the Devil's Dyke some fifty miles away in West Sussex.
Local lore says the V-shaped South Downs valley 'is the work of the devil' that once featured in a satanic plot to flood myriad churches in the Sussex Weald.
Its UFO links go back thousands of years to the Ironic Age when the Dyke was used as a defensive site, guarding sacred solar temples such as Stonehenge in Wiltshire.
Today's aerial sighting in Hampshire saw the UFO circle the Rough Wood medieval forest near North Baddesley before swooping low over the A3090 near St Mark's in Ampfield.
Locals wondered if it was some sort of ceremonial flypast as Joanna Yeates' funeral procession approached the gothic-style parish church.
Hampshire District Skywatch members said the metallic blue-ish livery was clearly visible despite the rain, likening it to a kind of 'Thomas The Tank Engine' turquoise.
Curiously enough a former rector at St Mark's, a Rev W Awdry, has claimed authorship of the successful children's book of that same name.
Jo Yeates' Bristol landlord Christopher Jefferies is 69.