His fascination tales of alien abductions, little grey men and UFOs flying through the night sky caught the imagination of fellow believers and sceptics across Hampshire.
It will be those stories that will be the lasting legacy of UFO believer Ernie Sears who has died at his home in Netley.
The 83-year-old, who claimed he had been abducted by aliens eight times during his lifetime, passed away after suffering a heart attack.
Ernie, a member of the now defunct Southampton UFO Group, had claimed to have had close encounters with the third kind, beginning in 1960s.
From hovering objects over Gosport, to being abducted from his Southampton garden where he met little grey men, the dadof- one said he had seen it all.
Speaking about his experiences in 2006, he said: “I remember little grey aliens. They were very short, less than five feet.Continue article here
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