Published: 6:21 PM 5/15/2016
proof that aliens exist?
By DAVID BARNETT
It was taken by Zed Khan, a committed UFO watcher who says he had been meditating through the nights for nine months in the hope of making contact with aliens.
The 47-year-old of Catforth, near Preston, says his efforts paid off when he spotted a shape in the sky at 6am one Saturday morning last month while he was sitting in his garden.
He took a photograph of the mysterious silhouette, which looks just like the murderous beasts from the series of movies starring Sigourney Weaver.
The 'Xenomorphs' in the films impregnate human bodies so their young can explosively burst out from their hosts - as happened in the memorable scene with John Hurt in the first movie in 1979.
Like the image on Mr Khan’s pictures, the movie aliens have extended heads, skeletal bodies, elongated limbs and a reptilian tail.
But he prefers to think that the extraterrestrial he is convinced he saw is more benign than the rampaging Xenomorphs.
He told the Lancashire Evening Post: “I think it might be part organic and part machine, although some people have said it looks like the alien from the films.
Mr Khan spotted the shape in the sky at 6am one Saturday morning last month.
"I wouldn’t say that, as it’s very negative and I’d like to be positive about what it is.”
Mr Khan said he has seen UFOs before - fiery-orange triangular shaped spacecraft - but this is the first time he has managed to catch anything on camera.
He said: “I’ve been meditating through the night for about nine months now to try and communicate with extraterrestrials and out of the corner of my eye I saw something appear.
“It was only for a few seconds but luckily I had my phone ready and managed to get a shot of it before it disappeared a few seconds later.
“It was weird because normally you expect them to be a disc shape but this appears to have had four legs.”
He believes that meditation is the best way to make contact with aliens, and added: “It really is all about enlightenment. The meditation allows us to communicate with them.
"I don’t think anyone who is isn’t open-minded will understand. Lots of people are sceptics.”