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Jeffrey Epstein is ‘alive and plotting’

And other stories from the stranger side of life

Conspiracy theorists say that Jeffrey Epstein is still alive after reports of a sighting more than a year since his death. The sex offender’s body was found in his cell in August 2019 and his death was ruled “suicide by hanging”. However, he has since allegedly been spotted at his ranch in New Mexico. Sources told The New York Times he has plans to “seed the human race with his DNA by impregnating women”.

UFO expert says Jesus was an alien

A UFO expert has claimed that Jesus was an alien and the Star of Bethlehem a spaceship. Richard Lawrence, who is the author of 11 books about aliens, said of Christ: “I’d call him a great cosmic intelligence… an alien if you’d like.” Of the Star of Bethlehem, he said: “It had a pattern, it was an alien ship.”

Husband fined during cool-off walk

A man went for a 280-mile walk to calm down after an argument with his wife and then got fined for breaching coronavirus lockdown regulations. When the Italian, who walked about 40 miles a day, reached the beach resort of Fano on the Adriatic coast, police fined him €400 (£360). He told the press: “I'm fine. I'm just a little tired.”

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