A local online newspaper article and yet another –imminent- ‘hotspot'. To be honest an wholly unremarkable article apart from the parallels drawn between the proximity of one of the sightings to the Sellafield power plant.
UFOs Take a Shine To Us (Feb 8th 2009)
UFO hunters have claimed the North is becoming a hotspot of extraterrestrial activity.
Ufologists across the region have reported what they believe is an unprecedented rise in the number of unexplained events in the night sky. Strange shapes and lights have been reported in several areas including locations near to sensitive military sites and nuclear power stations. The most recent sighting came in Cumbria when there were reports of orange lights above the Irish Sea off the coast of Ravenglass, just a few miles from the Sellafield power plant.
According to UFO investigator Pat Regan the lights are unlikely to have been maritime flares:
“The report was submitted by a man who has extensive knowledge of the area and is familiar with flares. He reported that what he saw were definitely not flares and that the lights moved without making any noise.”
Unlike flares or other possible sources such as Chinese lanterns Pat, a 51-year- old father of two, says the man, who does not want to be named, reported the lights changing direction a number of times on Saturday, January 24. Explaining that:
“There were two lights together then one veered off to the north. He kept watching this light which dipped to sea level then up again before heading off at speed.”
Whitehaven-based UFO investigator Sharon Larkin, 37, said she was aware of a recent increase in activity and claims Cumbria, especially the Lake District, is becoming a UFO hotspot.
“There has been a lot of activity lately. Some theories suggest the large amount of water in the lakes is useful to craft which may need it for propulsion systems. Another theory is that they are monitoring our use of nuclear power.”
Claims that visitors from outer space are monitoring our use of nuclear power and military bases also strike a chord with North Yorkshire-based UFO hunter Russ Kellett, Russ, 46, of Filey, claims a huge hot air balloon-type object was spotted in the skies over York at the beginning of the year.
“We had reports from a number of people that a hot air balloon-type object was seen in the skies around York on New Year's Day…..It really interests me because although they describe it as being like a hot air balloon they insist there was no basket underneath it and it moved too quickly and changed direction.”
Source: Sunday Sun