Libya - In a eerie twisty reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock's 1938 movie thriller The Lady Vanishes the remains of horrible Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi have vamooshed into thin heir (sic) along with one of his awful sons, Mutassim.
National Transitional Council sources said today 'that story's bollox' as frantic souvenir hunters began trawling the Libyan desert close to the border with neighboring Niger.
By lunchtime there were unconfirmed reports that the Gaddafi cadaver 'was seen floating among the Fukushima tsunami wreckage', said to be on a 10mph collision course heading towards Hawaii - with ETA estimated close to the 2012 US Presidential Election day.
Meanwhile Barking, East London resident Mrs Dymphna O'Grady was said to be totally freaked out after an impromptu drain inspection by the Thames Sewage Co hinted at a connection to the Libyan tyrant's last hidey-hole:
"Apparently that Misrata soil pipe's on the same malignant ley line alignment as my two up-two down in picturesque Barking," O'Grady wrote on her blog today.
"Wanna see pix of the Colonel lighting up reefers and watching Strictly Come Dancing?"