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Wednesday, 15 January, 2003, 20:25 GMT
'Proof of aliens' goes on show
Space image
UFO enthusiasts claim this image was taken by Nasa
A series of images of flying saucers which are claimed to be proof of alien life are to be shown at the National Space Centre.

Hundreds of the objects were captured on film by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (Soho), a spacecraft 1,000,000 miles from Earth observing the sun.

The glowing, saucer-shaped "craft" were said to be moving in a way that suggested intelligent control.

Nasa originally dismissed the images as being the result of a camera fault or as comets or asteroids and is now refusing to comment on them.

'Flying saucers'

But UFO investigators are convinced they are spacecraft flown by aliens.

Mike Murray, 54, a founder of the UFO group Euroseti, which is holding the exhibition at the space centre in Leicester, said: "Some of the pictures are real crackers.

I think it's absolutely irrefutable that this couldn't be anything other than a machine

Mike Murray, UFO enthusiast
"They are the archetypal flying saucers - disc-shaped objects with some kind of glow around them.

"Many have a pulsing light and leave a trail behind them.

"They come from all angles and directions.

"There's one especially which is really fabulous. It is a glowing disc with a pink disc-shaped object within the glow, and a turret on the top.

Giant dish

"I think it's absolutely irrefutable that this couldn't be anything other than a machine.

"It's an astonishing picture."

Mr Murray obtained the images from a Spanish businessman who picked them up from Soho using a giant satellite dish at his home outside Barcelona.

Over the past two years, he has collected about 700 of the pictures.

Mr Murray said: "The first thing we did when we got the images was to speak to Nasa, who said it was a camera fault.

Independent movement

"But by enhancing the images we proved this wasn't the case."

He said Nasa then suggested the objects could be asteroids or comets - but this did not explain the way they appeared to move independently and make turns.

The images will be screened at the National Space Centre on the evenings of 24, 25 and 26 January.

Mr Murray asked people not to call the space centre for details of the exhibition.


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