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October 27, 2017

A man has flown across South Africa with just 100 helium balloons connected to a cheap camping chair.

Tom Morgan, from the Bristol-based company The Adventurists, got inspiration from the Pixar movie Up, and tied helium balloons to a chair and soared the sky at 8,000 feet near Johannesburg, the BBC reported.

However, his fun adventure came to an end when he was told that strong winds were on their way meaning he had to cut the balloons one by one in order to lower himself to the ground.

He said: "It was a fairly indescribable feeling, wafting across Africa on a cheap camping chair dangling from a load of balloons.

"Sort of peaceful and terrifying in equal measure. I came here to see if we could organise the world's most ridiculous air race, and after that flight I'm more convinced than ever that we can."

Three mummified 'aliens' found in Peru are not real, according to scientists.

The weird remains which have elongated heads each with three fingers and toes have been seen around the world by thousands of theorists who claim they are extra-terrestrials from another planet.

Dr Edson Vivacno is quoted by the Daily Express as saying: "There are lots of details that indicate that the bodies are real. To recreate a skull with these characteristics is a very difficult task. For example, regarding the internal structure of the skull, we can find the parietal sutures, occipital sutres, frontal sutures, and other anatomical characteristics that indicate it's a real skull."

However, mainstream scientists have claimed the bodies were probably made from stolen mummified human remains.

Elongated skulls can be the product of cranial deformation, when children's heads were bound in cloth or rope to change their shape, possibly in religious rituals.

A TV channel has dished out tips on how people can speak to the dead.

The broadcaster Really, which is home to shows including Most Haunted, Ghost Chasers and Ghost Adventures, has provided a list of things to do and questions to ask while trying to contact their late relatives this Halloween.

The channel said: "You might consider talking to the spirit world while you're investigating, encouraging the ghost to reveal its presence.

"Try to ask questions such as 'What is your name?' instead of saying 'Is there anyone there?' A lot of people might make this mistake.

"By asking 'What is your name?' you're acting as though you know the spirits are there and this will increase your chances of making contact."