One UFO "the size of a transit van" dropped down in Devon in order to abduct some animals. John Mooner, a ufologist who captured the shots of the aliens, was certain that ETs from the UFO wanted to harvest the genetic material of the animals.

John Mooner is the chief photographer of World UFO Photos, and shot the strange encounter in Dawlish Warren, Devon, last month.

Cattle abdications and mutilations of its body parts have been often "reported". The surmise is that aliens tend to use DNA material from animals in order to create alien hybrids.

John Mooner said: "I was watching a train pass by in the distance, when I spotted a black object slowly moving along the tree line and at first I thought it was a helicopter. I could only hear the passing train and thought to myself that's strange - it can't be a helicopter there's no sound of the rotors. I estimated that the object must of been the size of a large transit van. I watched as the object began to slowly descend into a field. Once it had landed the black object just sat there as if waiting for something to arrive. To my amazement the black object then went completely invisible.

"I wanted to go over there to investigate but it was to0 far away and I did not have a boat to get across the water. My guess is that the object was waiting for the farmer to bring his livestock into the field so they could abduct some of the poor animals to kill for genetic material.

"The farmer would not have seen this large object and would of [sic] left the field thinking his animals were safe. But the aliens were there all along waiting for the opportunity to strike and take their pickings. Spooky."

Mooner claims that he has seen a number of extra-terrestrial spaceships over decades. He narrated his spottings recently to the media.

However, there are many cynics who dismiss Mooner's "spottings". Nigel Watson, author of the UFO Investigations Manual, said: "At the distance the object was photographed it is hard to guess its size and could have been a model aircraft, drone or a helicopter. It is just plain speculation that it was landing to abduct cattle or other livestock in the area."

He added: "Surely by now the aliens have collected enough genetic material from our planet to create an army of hybrids."

A forensic UFO investigator, Scott Brando is convinced that blurred images like Mooner's could be merely birds or insects caught out of focus.

Watch the video below to see an abduction in 1973. John Mooner wasn't there, though!