UFO geek sends life’s research to be archived – fearing wife will chuck it out

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A UFO geek fears his wife will throw out his life's work after he dies – so he’s sending his X-Files to be archived.

Alien expert Philip Mantle, 63, has spent years probing some of the biggest flying saucer sightings.

He said: "My files take up one of our two living rooms while others are stored in our garage.

“My wife has no interest in UFOs and as a result, she is not interested in preserving my files should I die.

"I do suffer from chronic heart disease so the odds are in her favour and she will probably outlive me."

He will donate his work to The David Marler Historical UFO Archive Collection in Rio Rancho, New Mexico – the biggest archive in the US – for future generations to use.

Philip, of Pontefract, West Yorks, who has been married to Christine, also 63, for nine years, said: "I have seen archives disappear into a skip and been lost forever and I want to make sure that does not happen to my collection.

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