Quote:A SKILLED mechanic who built a replica UFO in his backyard was never seen again after disappearing following claims he was in constant contact with aliens.
Granger Taylor vanished from his parents in 1980.
Granger was a talented mechanic, who dropped out of high school early but was able to build a one-cylinder automobile at just 14.
His most memorable project was constructing a UFO-like shelter from two satellite dishes that he fitted with furniture, a TV and a stove.
But his fascination with the possibility of alien visitations became more serious when he alleged to experience constant contact from alien beings who promised to take him to their world.
He left a bizarre note for his parents Jim and Grace Taylor, and was never seen again.
The note was left in a barn on the property where he was working on a number of projects.
It read: "Dear Mother and Father, I have gone away to walk aboard an alien ship, as recurring dreams assured a 42 month interstellar voyage to explore the vast universe, then return.
"I am leaving behind all my possessions to you as I will no longer require the use of any.
A huge search was launched by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for around four years, but no trace of him or the car were ever found.
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