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ET has come home…?

January 3rd, 2012 by Marc Comments

A stolen life-size replica of E.T. has come home and didn’t need to phone at all – after a coastguard search for a body which turned out to be the model alien.

Pensioner Margaret Wells (76) has been reunited with her beloved E.T. which was made by her daughter nearly ten years ago.

E.T. and some jewellery was stolen from the pensioner’s home in Cosham, Hants, UK, in September.

Police delivered the alien after he was spotted in the sea five miles away off Old Portsmouth, Hants. A member of the public spotted the figure near the shore and called the police last Thursday.

Mrs Wells said: ‘There’s only one in the whole of England and that is mine.

‘The police rang and said somebody has found a body in the Solent and it belongs to you – it’s E.T.’

“I always knew E.T. would come home.

“He has lost a finger and looks a bit roughed up. But he has a smile on his face.”

E.T. is the one on the left...

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….