Shaun Ryder spotted a UFO

Happy Mondays singer Shaun Ryder claims he once saw a UFO in his hometown of Salford, Manchester, in England

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Shaun Ryder

Shaun Ryder

Shaun Ryder has seen a UFO.

The Happy Mondays singer - who was famous for his wild partying in the 80s and 90s - is "convinced" he once saw a spacecraft in his hometown of Salford, Manchester, in England, and it sparked a long-held interest in extraterrestrials.

He said in an interview with Q magazine: "I've seen a couple of things which defy explanation. They were not craft from this planet.

"It was in the late 70s in Salford. Lots of other people - including police officers - saw it too. Darting craft that came close and then zoomed off.

"I'm not kidding you, I am convinced they were UFOs. A lot of people would say, 'Why would extraterrestrials from an advanced civilisation come to Salford?' Well, there's quite a lot you can learn about humanity in Salford.

"It was very strange and it has stayed with me. And no, I wasn't off my head."

Although Shaun admits to an interest in alien life forms, he is sceptical about lots of other unexplainable phenomenon.

He added: "Some of it is a load of old b******s. There are people who go out there and create crop circles just to get people excited."

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