ALIENS have landed in a village between Scarborough and Malton.
The close encounter with life from outer space happened at Rillington County Primary School yesterday as the children and staff arrived on the first day back after the festive break.
Sirens could be heard as two police officers from Malton raced to the scene – alerted to the invasion by school staff.
PC Nick Coning and PCSO Dave Twyford cleared everyone from near the crater, which seems to have been left by a space ship, and cordoned off the area. “I have never encountered anything like it,” said PCSO Twyford.
“We will be questioning everyone to find out if they heard or saw anything.”
Parents and children joined staff around the field and waited for news of what had made the deep track.
The crater is more than six feet long, three feet wide and two feet deep.
Fires were still burning around its perimeter in the aftermath of what looked like a crash landing.
There was a red pod facing out of the crater – but in the time the Evening News was there it did not move.
There was also a trail of green slime leading from the furrow, along the grass and up the school wall.
“We just can’t explain it. Nothing like this has happened here before,” said headteacher David Swann.
“We have searched the school but whatever left the gunge isn’t in there,” said Mr Swann.
It may be coincidence – but yesterday teacher Dan Bateson started a project with his class of 27 eight to 10 year olds on outer space.
Call in Mulder and Scully because this is one for their X-Files.