Brits have been named the most alien-obsessed in Europe as the Daily Star marks World Paranormal Day (Monday).
Analysis has revealed an unreal 89% rise in 'alien' Google searches across the world this year.
The UK came top in Europe with an average of 624,000 ET annual searches.
That's lightyears ahead of second place France at 408,000 and more than 60 times Germany at 13th with 10,800, according to the PsychicWorld.com study.
Leading UK flying saucer investigator Philip Mantle tells us: "I have been involved in UFO research for over 40 years and despite the pandemic these last two years have been very busy.
"We have seen an increase in UFO sightings being reported, new UFO groups have been set up and both the general public and the media alike have become fascinated by the subject.
"How long it will last is anyone's guess but there's no sign of it letting up any time soon."
It's all news to us so we've compiled five UFO and ghost stories that are out of this world.
Horrified dog food factory worker ‘saw 7ft telepathic alien mantis’ while cycling home
A cyclist revealed he fled from an "evil" seven-foot tall telepathic alien mantis and drew a picture of the bizarre creature for the Daily Star.
Paul Froggatt, 26, likened his terrifying ordeal to a spider eating a fly on a " David Attenborough documentary".
The shaggy-haired warehouse worker insisted he was not on booze or drugs as he shared his sketch of the ET with us in January.
He told of how he fled after stumbling across the creature as he cycled home through woodland in Warwick.
Paul said: "It sounds crazy but I felt I could sense its feelings towards me and it was just like pure alien hatred.
"You know when you're watching a David Attenborough documentary and you see a spider eating a fly and just a malevolent sense of evil?"
Terrified mum captures photo of 'sex pest ghost' she thinks is branding her boobs
A terrified woman believes she caught a wicked ghost on camera after it savagely branded her boobs.
Naz Faruk was horrified when she woke to find her chest was covered in mysterious burn-like marks.
Even doctors were left unable to work out what caused the strange scars.
But Naz says she knew it was the work of a spook who had been taunting her since she moved in.
Naz, 34, said earlier this year: “I saw these marks all over me.
“My chest was covered in angry red welts that looked just like burn marks.
“I felt violated. I went to my doctor and even he was stumped. They did tests but couldn’t figure the cause.”
Alien 'got out of spaceship and walked the streets' in Bolivian city after UFO sighting
An alien which reportedly 'got out of its UFO and walked down the street' resembled a mythical creature according to the people who claim to have seen it, it has been reported.
The incredible incident is said to have taken place in the Monteagudo neighborhood of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, after three lights were seen hovering in the sky, Radio Mitre reports.
People living in the neighbourhood are also reported to have then seen a halo of light in the sky before the creature appeared, according to El Tribuno.
The alien was last week said to have resembled a chupacabra and was approximately 30 centimeters (12 inches) tall, with an oval head, large eyes and three fingers on its hands.
The chupacabra, which translates as 'goat-sucker', is a legendary creature in the folklore of parts of the Americas, with its first purported sightings reported in Puerto Rico in 1995.
'Ghost of former Queen caught on camera' in deserted castle by documentary filmmaker
A historian jumped in terror as he captured footage of a "ghost" while filming a documentary in a deserted castle.
Paul Sanders, 42, was spooked by what he now believes could have been the spectre of a former Queen at Astley Castle, Warwickshire.
He couldn't believe his eyes when a figure wearing a flowing red gown appeared by the doorway of the medieval ruins back in February.
Mr Sanders, who is a tour guide at Stoneleigh Abbey, Warks., is heard on the footage expressing his shock at what he had just witnessed.
While giving a commentary on an old well at the 12th-century ruin, he suddenly jumps in terror after filming the spooky apparition, BirminghamLive reports.
He is heard saying: "This could be an old door, or a well or a cellar."
Man home alone petrified by 'ghost' after hearing creepy 'crying' noises in trailer
A man has complained of mysterious "crying" sounds creeping him out when he is alone and asked a Reddit "ghosts" forum for help identifying the spine-tingling noise.
In a video (see above), he shows his trailer which apparently has no living person inside other than himself.
But as he records, a deep wailing noise comes from somewhere in the building, and, as he walks through his rooms, he can't find the source of the sound.
It then intensifies into a prolonged howl.
The Reddit user said he was being besieged by "creepy crying sounds" and explained: "I’m home alone, I live in a trailer park where mountain lions are not a thing.
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