Meet Gunter, Purley's own UFO hunter

Croydon Guardian: I believe: Gunter Hofer keeps a careful eye on the night sky I believe: Gunter Hofer keeps a careful eye on the night sky

The truth is out there but perhaps closer than you think according to Gunter, a self-proclaimed UFO hunter.

Purley resident Gunter Hofer, has been researching unidentified flying objects for more than a decade.

Formerly a native of Zimbabwe, Gunter started investigating UFOs after a chance meeting with the world renowned African UFO expert, Cynthia Hind.

Mrs Hind suggested they started working together after discovering his interest in science and his past endeavours in astrology.

"I am always open-minded about what may be up there."


Gunter Hofer

They investigated a famous reported UFO landing at a school in Ruwa in Zimbabwe in 1994 that is still legendary in UFO-hunting circles.

The 37-year-old became obsessed with objects in the sky and was like a real-life Fox Mulder from the X-Files, trying to prove or disprove the existence of aliens.

But when he arrived in Croydon his passion wained, until a new sighting in Thornton Heath reignited his search for the truth.

Mr Hofer said: “I came to England in 2001 to further my career in graphic design and had,up until now, put the UFO investigating on the back burner.

“After reading an article in the Croydon Guardian about UFOs over Thornton Heath I thought about starting up my research again.

“My research in the past has led me to find very little physical evidence of UFOs. Although we have seen ground displaced where people have claimed to see UFOs, while we found evidence to suggest that something was there, concrete proof is of course very difficult to find.”

The UFO hunter is keen for anyone who thinks they may have seen a UFO to contact him so he can investigate.

He said: “Venus is very bright at the moment so a lot of what people are seeing may, in fact, be a planet that is twinkling very brightly.

“I am always open-minded about what may be up there. My girlfriend is quite open-minded about these things too and she doesn’t really mind my investigations.

"I think she understands my curiosity.”

  • If you have seen any mysterious lights in the sky or would like Gunter Hofer to investigate something you think may be not be of this world contact the Croydon Guardian on 020 8330 9558.

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11:25pm Thu 19 Mar 09

UK-UFO says...

We would be more than happy for Gunter to offer his expert advice on the daily UK UFO sightings submitted by the public to our site www.uk-ufo.co.uk and feedback the results of his investigations to the Croydon Guardian.
Thanks
Andy Mannion-Sightings Editor
We would be more than happy for Gunter to offer his expert advice on the daily UK UFO sightings submitted by the public to our site www.uk-ufo.co.uk and feedback the results of his investigations to the Croydon Guardian. Thanks Andy Mannion-Sightings Editor UK-UFO

1:24pm Fri 20 Mar 09

ANNE GILES says...

There is an alien who lives in Tarring.
There is an alien who lives in Tarring. ANNE GILES

4:03pm Fri 20 Mar 09

Bob Peel says...

Wonder if Gunter, and perhaps Andy Mannion, wear the regulation tin-foil hat when they go looking for alien life?

Wonder if they have considered the distance of the nearest star and the small fact that travelling at, let alone faster than, the speed of light is scientifically impossible?

Wonder if Gunter, and perhaps Andy Mannion, wear the regulation tin-foil hat when they go looking for alien life? Wonder if they have considered the distance of the nearest star and the small fact that travelling at, let alone faster than, the speed of light is scientifically impossible? Bob Peel

3:38am Mon 23 Mar 09

GetBritainOut says...

Mr Gunter: you need a life, you muppet. Try taking a few Physics/Astrophysics courses and you'll soon see this is all garbage, especially astrology - it's NOT a science!
Mr Gunter: you need a life, you muppet. Try taking a few Physics/Astrophysics courses and you'll soon see this is all garbage, especially astrology - it's NOT a science! GetBritainOut

10:47am Mon 23 Mar 09

JohnDoe says...

GetBritainOut. It would appear you are the muppet. Are you saying you believe anyone who investigates UFOs is a muppet. So really you believe we are the dominant species in this part of the galaxy if not the universe. Perhaps you need the science lessons. To think we are the only beings in the universe is ignorant at best and at worse dangerous.

Why don't you go back to the flat earth where a white Adam and Eve live and talk to animals.

GetBritainOut. It would appear you are the muppet. Are you saying you believe anyone who investigates UFOs is a muppet. So really you believe we are the dominant species in this part of the galaxy if not the universe. Perhaps you need the science lessons. To think we are the only beings in the universe is ignorant at best and at worse dangerous. Why don't you go back to the flat earth where a white Adam and Eve live and talk to animals. JohnDoe

5:24am Wed 25 Mar 09

GetBritainOut says...

For your information John Dope: I have a degree in Physics & Astronomy(UCL). Did I say I don't believe there may be other life in the universe? I do as it happens. I just don't believe they are visiting us. The nearest star is 3.5 light years away and that doesn't have any planets. Nothing can travel faster than the speed of light - it would take millions of years for anything to get to us!

I think I know a bit more about it than you do. Perhaps you need the physics lessons dope-head.
For your information John Dope: I have a degree in Physics & Astronomy(UCL). Did I say I don't believe there may be other life in the universe? I do as it happens. I just don't believe they are visiting us. The nearest star is 3.5 light years away and that doesn't have any planets. Nothing can travel faster than the speed of light - it would take millions of years for anything to get to us! I think I know a bit more about it than you do. Perhaps you need the physics lessons dope-head. GetBritainOut

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