By Ian Bred, Norfolk Correspondent
The mysterious radio signals from a distant galaxy last week were actually from Radio Norfolk, it has emerged.
Boffins in Canada made headlines around the world by revealing they had picked up extraordinary repeat signals from 1.5 billion light years away.
But further investigations reveal the CHIME observatory in British Columbia had discovered something far more remote.
Local astrophysicist, Lorraine Fisher, 34, said: “This is a remarkable discovery, proving there is life in Norfolk.
“It seems we are not alone, after all.”
Scientists had been working around the clock to untangle the meaning of the mysterious radio signals, which came through in short, repeated bursts.
Now, after bringing in experts from London, they have identified them as repeats of Bubba Spuckler’s Night Time Banjo music sessions.
“We’re all amazed,” continued Ms Fisher. “However, it’s a bit of a stretch to suggest we found signs of intelligent life in Norfolk.”