|The woo is out there|
|Aliens did it and ran away|
George Adamski (17 April, 1891 – 23 April, 1965) was a fraud who leapt onto the UFO woo-bandwagon and enjoyed a brief moment of fame in the 1940s and -50s. Beginning in 1946, he claimed to have photographed many alien space- and motherships, most of which appear to resemble a cross between an egg poacher and a colander.
However, the 40s and 50s were a much gentler - and gullible - era and space exploration was in its infancy. This meant that instead of being laughed out of town, he became somewhat of a cause célèbre for the blossoming "flying saucer" fad. This prompted him to make even greater claims of having met aliens from these ships and (pre-empting Arthur Dent by several decades) hitching a ride across the solar system with them. The problem was, these tall, blonde-haired aliens, one of whom went by the name Orthon, hailed from the planet Venus which - as anybody who didn't vote for Sarah Palin will know - is a somewhat hot and inhospitable hell-hole - no matter what life form you are.