If it had been a group of aliens returning to inspect their handiwork, he would not have stood much of a chance.
Fortunately for Kenneth Wilson the ‘trespassers’ he confronted were visitors from this planet.
A group of Norwegian crop-circle enthusiasts had come in peace to see the latest 300ft creation in a Wiltshire field.
Mr Wilson, however, was determined to keep any intruders at bay and fired several warning shots at the group, it is alleged.
But his stand was halted by an easily identifiable flying object – a police helicopter.
Dressed in camouflage gear the 62-year-old had set up camp in the middle of the crop circle and armed himself with a shotgun.
When a group of tourists arrived to inspect the design, which is thought to represent a bird with an open beak, he opened fire and shouted at them to get off the land.
One of them, Eva- Marie Brekkesbo, 47, said: ‘The gunman was dressed in full camouflage garments, had a black mask over his face and held a gun in his hands.
‘When I asked him if he was the farmer, he said that he was engaged by the farmer to prevent anyone from visiting the crop circle.’
She added: ‘I have been visiting crop circles for a decade and have in various ways been told that we are not welcome, but this is the first time I have been threatened with a gun.
‘Farmers have the right to protect their land, but they have no legal right to threaten people. It was totally unnecessary and incredibly scary.’
A member of the group called the police and with the help of an observation helicopter that was in the area officers swooped in to stop the gunman.
Mr Wilson was arrested at around 2pm on Tuesday. He was later released on bail pending further inquiries.
Nordic aliens disguised as a group of Norwegian crop-circle enthusiasts? Please, everyone call Norway right away and request a photo of “Eva- Marie Brekkesbo” and/or her friends. Here is the web site for Norway so you can call them: http://www.norway.com/. 😉 Has anyone ever seen how fast Eva-Marie can run? Just curious. Probably no connection to the Colin Andrews story… other than some similar elements: police, Nordics and crop circles.