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Sunday, 22 May 2011

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There's a starman waiting in the sky/He'd like to come and meet us/But he thinks he'll blow our minds!

Southern England - Greater London insomniacs are in raptures tonight.

A low-flying UFO has apparently attempted 'making human contact' by playing a medley of space-themed rock music classics.

The July 1972 No#1 smash hit from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars album was heard reverberating throughout the Southern England ionosphere as a brilliant ball of blueish light crossed the horizon.

The lead guitar refrain was picked up by US Air Force patrols monitoring British airspace ahead of Tuesday's presidential state visit by Barack Obama.

"Guys, that's gotta be Phil Manzanera on that Hard Rock Cafe stratocaster!" F-22 pilot Joe Cool from Nebraska signalled to his wingmen as the airborne detachment homed in on the brilliant spinning orb.

"Platte River dumbo, it's Mick Ronson and a Gibson Firebird," flight navigator Alvarez retorted.

"They played it on that Tel Aviv UFO during the Six Day Whore....War!"

The US jets were joined by the International Space Station's remote-controlled Spy-In-The-Sky satellite in attempting a direct coms link by broadcasting Ziggy Stardust on NASA's experiential - er...experimental! - sub-space frequencies.

"President Obama will think it's a extraterrestrial personal fanfare," NASA's Dr Einstein Flintstone confided in colleagues.

"Guess that's how the Brits warm 'em up these days...before the real initiation!"

Ray Santilli is 69.

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