Mystery of alien-obsessed mechanic who vanished without trace 38 years ago after building a spaceship to be reexamined

THE mysterious case of an alien-obsessed mechanic who disappeared 38 years ago will be reexamined.

Granger Taylor vanished without a trace from Vancouver, Canada, leaving only a note telling his parents he was boarding “an alien spaceship”.

UFO-obsessed mechanic Granger Taylor disappeared without a trace in Canada 38 years ago.

Fuelled by conspiracy theories and interest from space watchers, a filmmaker is seeking to get to the bottom of the unsolved mystery in a new documentary.

She points at his goodbye note, two wills, and his “spaceship” as proof there’s more to his disappearance on November 29, 1980.

“He was a genius,” Stacey Jenkins told local newspaper The Columbia Valley Pioneer. “But he started to imagine.

“He told his friends that aliens had spoken to him, and he started to fantasise about being taken by aliens.”

Not only did he “fantasise about” aliens taking him, he actively pursued the possibility.

He built an alien spaceship in his backyard using scrap metal and two giant satellite dishes and penned a disturbingly casual note about his “interstellar voyage” before disappearing.

“Dear Mother and Father,” he wrote, according to Tyler Hooper, a VICE journalist who spoke at length with his family and friends.

“I have gone away to walk aboard an alien spaceship, 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. Please use the instructions in my will as a guide to help.”

Hooper told the story remains “shrouded in conspiracy theories”.

At the time of his disappearance, local papers reported Taylor scratched out the word “death” and instead wrote “departure” on the back of his goodbye note.

The last person to see him alive was a waitress at a small restaurant on the night he was seen driving away in his truck.

That vehicle was found six years later at Mount Prevost, a dense area of thick trees not far from the Taylors’ home.

The truck had been blown up by dynamite being transported in the back and a coroner ruled the human bone fragments found at the site could be Mr Taylor’s.

Mr Taylor’s sister told Hooper he’d dabbled with drug use and that acid had played a role in his life.

“He was taking acid a few times a day during the last few months,” Grace Anne Young said.

The documentary, currently in the research stage, is expected to be ready by the end of the year.

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