The Sun By JENNA SLOAN Published: 08 Aug 2011
Ian Crane at Exopolitics Expo
IT’S drizzling on a grey Saturday morning and the leafy university campus is deserted.
That’s except for the main auditorium, where hundreds of people stream into a lecture theatre where the air is thick with theories and dire warnings, including that next year’s Olympics will be an Independence Day-style bloodbath.
This is the Exopolitics Expo in Leeds last weekend – the UK’s largest UFO conference.
Among the 300 attendees at the three-day event are computer programmers, full-time mums, engineers and even a police detective constable.
But they all have one thing in common – they are all fascinated by the idea that governments are covering up the existence of aliens – and other things besides.
There are stalls selling everything from healing aura scent sprays to DVDs explaining how the world is controlled by influential cartels hell-bent on global domination.
The notion that the Government is covering up the truth is the strongest theme in Ian Crane’s DVD stall at the expo. Dad-of-three Ian, 55, is hoping to spread the word that the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games on August 12 could be a target for a full-scale “alien invasion”.
He said: “I think it will be the perfect setting for a ‘false flag’ invasion, in other words the event will be made to look like an extra-terrestrial invasion but in fact it will be a deception and really the work of the world’s governments, to keep us all living in fear.