Mourners celebrate life of UFO authority

More than 120 mourners celebrated the life of a much-loved computer and UFO expert who was found dead in the sea.

Family and friends paid moving tributes to Paul Vigay, 44, who was laid to rest at a natural burial ground near East Meon.

As reported in The News, Mr Vigay, 44, a father-of-one of Manners Road, Southsea, was discovered in the sea at Eastney last month. His death has baffled family and friends.

Tributes were read out by mourners, many of whom had travelled from around the country and knew Mr Vigay – pictured right – from his research on crop circles and UFOs.

Mr Vigay's friend Kerry McKenna recorded the song Voices for the service and his favourite song Forever Autumn, from The War of the Worlds, sung by Justin Haywood, was also played.

Among the tributes was a song dedicated to Mr Vigay, written by his friend, musician Uno Annalon, 46, who wrote The Long Goodbye the day after he heard of the tragic death.

Mr Annalon moved from Rowlands Castle to Poland several years ago, but kept in touch with Mr Vigay, who he had met at a gig at the Eastney Tavern, in Cromwell Road, in 1998.

Mr Vigay was a fan of Mr Annalon's music and built his website.

The song was posted on an online condolence page and Mr Vigay's family then contacted Mr Annalon to ask if it could be played at the funeral.

Mr Annalon said: 'I went to a studio in Warsaw to record it.

'It's a beautiful song. It's about losing him as a friend.

'I wrote it as a darn good friend of his and it's the only thing I felt I could do as a songwriter.'

Mr Vigay had set up several websites about crop circles and helped in the production of the 2002 Mel Gibson film Signs, where a family discover crop circles on their farm and are invaded by aliens.

Mr Annalon added: 'He was one of those people you read about and didn't think existed, but he was that person.

'He was absolutely world-famous.

'For a guy living in a small street in Portsmouth, it's phenomenal.'

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