Alien Caught Traveling On Bus, Presumably After Flying Saucer Breaks Down

Aliens are out there. In the sky, underground, between dimensions. And, if one man’s photo taken during his journey home from the Isle of Wight is any indication, they can sometimes be found on coach buses, too.

According to my personal #1 source for factual and accurate information, The Daily Mail, the picture was taken while the bus sat empty at a service station. Andy Bagnall, the man in the photo, only noticed the strange “silver” creature after he got home and transferred the image to his computer.

On the face of it, the figure does look like your classic alien — an over-sized oval head with large angular black eyes. Maybe a bit flat in places. Certainly menacing. Why it’s traveling coach, I have no idea.

Is this an extraterrestrial photobomb? An ordinary case of pareidolia? A hoax? If it’s real, I hope the alien got to where it’s going. I mean, you don’t just walk into a store and buy replacement parts for a downed alien spacecraft.

Rob Schwarz

Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. Editor-in-chief of Stranger Dimensions.


  1. Well, my guess is that this unfortunate alien is traveling coach because space travel is expensive and he’s probably broke. Plus he has to have enough money (or whatever) to phone home for a ride back to the Forbidden Planet or wherever he’s from. Plus I bet he was wearing a Cloak of Invisibility that saved him from being caught in embarrassing situations like this up till now, but repairs are expensive. I’m going to try to do my part to help him by putting on my ruby slippers and clicking my heels three times and saying, “There’s no planet like Millennium Falcon”.

    (Just kidding. I couldn’t resist.) :D

    1. Well that was an exciting journey of random references! :-0

      I can only add that maybe this particular alien was visiting Earth to hang out with his old buddy, ALF. But not only did his ship break down and his invisibility cloak fall apart — he’s a long way from the San Fernando Valley.

      And scratch that, because you got that reference in there, too, and I didn’t notice. You’re good. Go back to Melmac.

      1. Thanks, Rob! And I love Stranger Dimensions, so please keep up the great work!

  2. Looking around the photo, some things seem a little off. I’ve noticed a baby bottle nipple, a paperclip, and part of the building behind it like it’s a wireframe model if you zoom in real close.