Selby UFOlogist Tony Topping entertained visitors of a different kind earlier this week – a film crew from London.
Tony was interviewed by a crew from Filter View Films which is making a documentary about the paranormal activities in the skies above Britain.
He said: “Selby is regarded as a UFO hot spot. Word is getting out and it was interesting that a film maker from London came to speak to me.”
Tony, who has spoken of his experiences on ITV This Morning and Channel Five News in the past, said of his most recent encounter with a TV crew: “I focused on the town and my experiences of the people who chat to me. UFO encounters over Selby are at a high level. My vision is to place the town on the map via the medium of TV. This is a win-win situation, encouraging tourism and giving great PR value for Selby.”
Jake Warren, film producer with Filter View Films, said: “Tony is quite well known throughout the country as is the reputation of Selby as one of the UK’s UFO hot spots. We came up to speak to him because he stands out as someone who believes he has interacted with extra-terrestrials.
“He also claims he has been followed by a rogue and covert department of the government because of his knowledge.
“We went around Selby to different locations where he may have had encounters and where others say they have had them. We also went on a sky walk looking for aliens.”
They did not find any, however.
Tony is a very credible witness. His interview and his information will form an important part of the film we are making.
The film, will be completed in September, and will be available on The Tab website, which is aimed at university students and young professionals. It will also be entered for a documentary competition and it is hoped will be taken up by a terrestrial TV channel.
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