According to a study supported by Nick Pope, Britain 's premier, “UFO Hot Spot” is West Yorkshire , averaging one UFO report every four months. The UFO sightings include an incident last month (17 February 2008) when three orange objects were spotted in the night sky in Leeds.
The Top 10 UFO hotspots in the UK
1. West Yorkshire (34)
2. Nottingham (29)
3. Lancashire (24)
4. Shropshire (22)
5. North Somerset and Avon (22)
6. Suffolk (19)
7. South Wales (18)
8. County Durham (17)
9. Lanarkshire (15)
10. Devon (15)
The study was, “Supported” by Nick Pope who -quite a few years ago- was the, “Public” face of the MoD's infamous UFO Desk. The study was commissioned by Virgin Media and is comprised of UFO reports going back to 1994. The report is to herald the, “Month-long Sci-Fi extravaganza available on our (Virgin Media) TV on demand service.” Virgin Media has been tracking data which goes back to 1961, revealing an astounding 609 unexplained sightings across the UK .
Second and third place went to Nottingham and Lancashire respectively.
Nick Pope stated that:
“It's fantastic to see local folk taking an interest in UFO activity and keeping an eye on the sky…..While we currently have no explanation why certain places in the UK are alien hot spots, as the research reveals, there are areas where mysterious objects are repeatedly witnessed….So people who want to alien-spot should definitely head to Yorkshire."
Lanarkshire Ousts Bonnybridge as Scottish UFO Central
Surprising to see Lanarkshire is announced as Scotland's UFO hot spot, well it's surprising when you consider it's a title usually reserved for Bonnybridge (near Falkirk) which until these results were announced was always considered to be Scotland's UFO hot spot…..
Source: The Virgin Media Files