Midway through a news bulletin on November 26, 1977, a UK television broadcast was interrupted by an other-worldly voice.
"This is the voice of Vrillon, a representative of the Ashtar Galactic Command, speaking to you.
"For many years you have seen us as lights in the skies.
"We speak to you now in peace and wisdom as we have done to your brothers and sisters all over this, your planet Earth."
After six minutes, the channel returned to regular programming.
The channel, Southern Television, blamed a hoaxer "jamming the transmitter".