Most people know that counting the rings on a tree trunk tell you how old it is, but one retired couple got a bit more than they bargained for while chopping firewood.
Pete Burford, 72, saw a familiar face staring back at him that reminded him of ET - the famous alien from Steven Spielberg's 1982 movie.
The image was ingrained
He said: 'It's probably just one of those things, but it so looks like E.T. I couldn't believe it.'
The extraterrestrial experience is not the first for the couple - Mr Burford's wife, Sylvia, had an odd experience 40 years ago.
She said: 'I saw something that had a saucer shape with a great big bright light underneath
'It was there for two or three seconds and then disappeared. It was quite eerie and quite frightening.'
Now the couple, of Moat Lane, Staunton, near Tewkesbury, are wondering if extraterrestrials are trying to tell them something.
Asked if he felt aliens might exist, Mr Burford said 'I think there's something out there.'
E.T. tells the story of Elliott, played by child star Henry Thomas, who befriends an extraterrestrial stranded on Earth.
The alien adapts to life on Earth by learning to speak English through copying people he meets and watching episodes of Sesame Street on television.
With the help of Elliott and his brother, E.T. evades capture and returns to his home planet in a spacecraft.
After its release in 1982, the film made more than