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Post Malone says he has had several encounters with UFOs

And other stories from the stranger side of life

The rapper Post Malone says he has seen several UFOs. “I was probably 16,” he says of his first encounter with a UFO. “I was in upstate New York and it would just stay there.” Speaking to the Joe Rogan podcast, he said he has spotted strange aerial phenomena in Utah and California more recently, adding: “I can’t tell you how many times.”

Covid-19 reunites sisters after 50 years

Two sisters who hadn’t seen each other for more than 50 years were reunited when one ended up as the other’s medication helper while she was recovering from coronavirus. Bev Boro, 53, a medication aide in Nebraska was thrilled when she recognised the name of Doris Crippen, 73, the sister she had been trying to locate for years. “I am the happiest person in the world,” added Crippen.

Does John Thaw haunt the set of Emmerdale? 

The ghost of actor John Thaw haunts the set of the soap Emmerdale, according to a former co-star. Reece Dinsdale says: “There are definitely ghosts. It feels like another lifetime.” Thaw played Dinsdale’s father in the series Home To Roost.

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