London, July 9 : A British man from Lancashire has claimed that a tornado prevented a UFO from landing near where he stood.
Pat Regan, 51, who was with his seven-year-old daughter Jasmine, has claimed that he was nearly blown off his feet in Rufford as he snapped the tornado during a fishing trip.
When he got home he enlarged the picture on his computer and spotted the UFO.
"I noticed this weird speck. I blew it up and there it was - a UFO hovering right beside the twister," The Sun quoted Regan, as saying.
"It's a perfect disc shape and greenish in colour. If it was a little green man he probably took one look at the weather and thought twice about landing," he added.
A Met Office spokesman said: "Tornados occur about 30 times a year in the UK, but it's the first time I've heard of a UFO spotted close to one."