According to a recent report on a British news site, there was a bizarre UFO sighting and abduction in 1940, which is now the subject of a TV special. The story involves several young boys who encountered a UFO and alien beings in Gateshead.
Robert Hall is the main character of the program, and claims to have been held for some twenty minutes by these alien beings.
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