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thesun - Stunned Derek Bridges has revealed how he shot extraordinary footage which UFO experts say shows aliens beaming a BUFFALO into their spaceship.
Pensioner Derek filmed the eerie scene from his window after spotting pulsating glowing orbs hovering over a neighbouring farm late at night.
The two bright lights hover high over fields, while an animal appears to dangle below before vanishing into them.
A high-pitched screeching noise can be heard before the UFOs finally disappear into the night.
Grandfather Derek, 69, said: "I couldn't believe my eyes. I'm convinced it is the real thing."
He told how he spotted the bizarre lights over a neighbouring farm as he looked out of his window while getting ready for bed at his house near Basingstoke, Hampshire.
Quick-thinking Derek grabbed his camcorder and began filming the incident above 2,500-acre Laverstoke Park Farm in Overton village at about 10.30pm.
It has one of the country's biggest herds of water buffalo and is close to a military base used by special forces.
Derek said: "I just looked out of the window before going to bed. I wasn't sure what I was seeing at the time.
"I have a keen eye and I could see something glowing which looked dark red about half a mile away.
"I kept looking at it for about 20 minutes and then suddenly a bright white light appeared which was very powerful.
"At that point I picked up my video camera and filmed what I saw. I saw two white lights lifting up and I just kept filming. The lights were high in the sky. They couldn't have been anything on the ground.
"I did not realise at the time that something was dangling beneath but when I played it back the next day on a big screen I could see it there.
"I believe it's a UFO and this animal, which could be a bison or a horse, seems to be being beamed up.
"As far as I know, this is the first time anyone in the world has filmed animal abduction, so obviously I'm pretty chuffed."
UFO experts claim there is a long history of cattle being abducted by aliens for research, particularly in the US, sometimes being returned alive or mutilated.
There are often reports of animal carcasses found lying in fields with body parts mysteriously missing and their blood drained without the skin being spilt.
Divorced Derek told how he spoke to a farm worker who said they had found a couple of dead animals around the time the lights were filmed.
The farm - owned by 1979 Formula 1 champ Jody Scheckter - insists no cattle have gone missing
Boss Sara Whittall said: "We have never seen any aliens or UFOs around here.
"All our animals have been accounted for, so we have not had any abductions either."
But the area is a hotspot for UFO sightings.
In June last year, families in Basingstoke reported seeing a dozen glowing orange objects hovering in the sky above the town.
The "alien" fleet was captured on video, changing formation for half an hour.
Officials at nearby RAF Odiham said they could not comment at the time "for security reasons".
A trucker also reported seeing aliens just six miles from the farm in August 2007.
The footage has now been screened at a conference of UFO hunters in Scarborough.
Expert Nick Pope, who used to run the British Government's UFO Project, said the latest footage needed urgent investigation by the authorities.
He added: "If this footage is genuine, it could be highly significant."
UFO hunter Kenneth Parsons of the British Earth and Aerial Mysteries Society said he was convinced it was the first ever footage showing aliens abducting cattle.
He added: "This footage is like the holy grail. This is the first time anything like this has been filmed so clearly.
"There are no street lamps or pylons where the footage was filmed, just fields, and it is usually pitch black and silent at night, so there is no simple alternative explanation.
"We are very excited."
Derek told how he looked out of his window the next evening to see if the lights came back - and saw three helicopters flying around the field as if searching the site.
The Ministry of Defence yesterday declined to comment on the incident, saying only: "The MoD examines UFO reports solely to establish whether UK airspace may have been compromised by hostile or unauthorised military activity.
"Unless there is evidence of a potential threat, there is no attempt to identify the nature of each sighting reported."
Meanwhile UFO experts are being urged to investigate another case of aliens playing Cattlestar Galactica to steal cows.
A US cattle rancher is blaming extra-terrestrials after finding a mutilated cow with its internal organs removed on his land.
Mike Duran claims ET abducted his animal and made a surgical study of the beast before abandoning its carcass.
The cow was found with its udders and reproductive organs removed in Las Animas County, Colorado, in March.
And Duran says it happened after he spotted strange lights hovering in the skies above his ranch. "They were like a round circle in the air," he said. "I've watched them and they just disappear."
NOTE: well, I'm going to withhold judgment on this one until the video is run through the wringer. Honestly, I hope it's authentic. It would surely help answer a lot of questions...Lon
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