A man was surprised when he discovered an image of an alien in his furniture. Geoffrey Kershaw spotted the face of a strange being staring out at him as he assembled a new coffee table at his home in Rawtenstall, Lancashire.
The 82-year-old said: “I assembled it and I found it was quite unusual, with what looked like an outer space body in the wood.
Some people who’ve seen it say it looks like a greyhound or a monkey, and some say it looks just like E.T.
Everyone’s got a different opinion.”
Mr Kershaw discovered the table at a Heart Foundation charity shop in Burnley.
It is made of solid rainforest hardwood, but according to Mr Kershaw it is still very unusual.
He said: “I was doing national service in the Army in the far east in Malaysia and I saw unusual woods there but nothing like this.
“The wood is a freak of nature, it’s frightening. The eyes stare out and follow you.
I’d say it’s definitely unusual.”
Despite resembling an extraterrestrial, the grandfather-of-four isn’t afraid to have it in his home.
“It’s got a lamp on it now and family photos. It’s just a coffee table in the end,” he said.