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SANTA BARBARA, CA – The recent wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in Southern California was started by flame-throwing UFO!

A shocking photo taken by a passing motorist clearly shows an alien spacecraft shooting dozens of shafts of electricity to Earth from the night skies high above the trees.

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” says hiker Morris Reardon, who was driving home in the late night hours of May 4th.

“I saw a huge saucer-shaped craft flash into sight from out of nowhere. My camera was on the seat beside me and I grabbed it on impulse.

“I snapped the first photo as the thing started shooting jagged fingers of electricity onto the trees below, setting them off like torches. Before I knew it, the entire area was blazing.”

Reardon says he was hesitant to come forward until the next day when he heard the blaze was raging out of control. “The reports said the Jesusita Fire was started by an electric tool on the 5th, not the 4th.”

“Well, I knew that wasn’t right, so I called the authorities to tell them what I’d seen. An hour later, some men came to my home claiming to be federal agents. They questioned me and confiscated my photos and negatives. They said they’d get the pictures back to me but I haven’t heard from them since. Luckily, I held one picture back.”

Both the FBI and the Defense Department deny any knowledge of the photos and will not comment on Reardon’s story. But one high-ranking insider says the military is taking the information “very, very seriously.”

“The Air Force is poring over those photographs looking for a link between the fire and 14 other recent fires in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Oregon,” said the source, who declined to be identified.

“These fires may all have been the result of that spacecraft. As we speak, Air Force Intelligence is trying to locate the UFO and possibly engage it in open warfare. But so far, they’ve been unable to find it.”