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Kids’ UFO sketches were passed to authorities

And other stories from the stranger side of life

It has emerged that a group of children’s sketches of a flying saucer were so convincing they were passed to police - then filed by the Ministry of Defence UFO department. When ten pupils in Cheshire told their teacher they saw a spacecraft hovering near trees during lunch break in 1977 she split them up and asked them to draw what they had seen. A new book explains that the sketches were so similar and convincing they ended up being handed to the authorities.

Appeal to save haunted Welsh house 

A campaign has been launched to save one of Wales’ most haunted buildings. The owners of Plas Teg say furniture moves without explanation and guests experience sudden changes in temperature and rapid mood swings. There have also been reports of ghostly figures and a dead, growling dog roaming the hallways. The owners, who need more than £10,000 for urgent repair work, are appealing for donations.

Bank bombards man with new debit cards

A bank has been accidentally sending a man a replacement debit card every few days for the past several months and he now has 64 of them. Writing on Reddit, the unwitting plastic hoarder said: “The only difference between each card is the expiration date (and I assume CVV), which are sequential. The first card expires 12/24 and the last expires 04/30 with every card in between, although I seem to be missing 07/29.”

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