From strange lights in the sky to little green men... Residents of these British towns believe the truth is out there, and claim to have seen it with their own eyes.
Alien experts from the Mutual UFO Network have received 17 reports of UFOs being seen across Liverpool in 2016 alone. And in 2015, a Ryanair flight from Dublin abandoned its landing at John Lennon airport when pilots spotted a UFO floating over the River Mersey.
2. Warminster, Wiltshire
Famed for its crop circles, the county of Wiltshire has long been connected to visitors from another planet. Sleepy Warminster, in the west of the county, came to international attention in 1965 when it’s said 1,000 sightings of UFOs were recorded.
3. Cannock Chase, West Midlands
In 2015, hundreds of residents of Cannock Chase reported hearing a deafening droning sound, then spotting a large, unusual looking aircraft flying low in the sky. The Staffordshire town has been linked to alien activity for decades, but last year’s was the biggest in terms of the sheer number of sightings.
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4. Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk
Over two nights, in December 1980, the Rendlesham Forest incident became one of the most talked about extra-terrestrial encounters worldwide when servicemen from a nearby base spotted lights in the sky and discovered a UFO had landed in a clearing. Now tourists can walk the trail where the craft was seen. Would you dare?
5. Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire
This small Scottish town has dubbed itself the UFO capital of the world thanks to the fact over 300 sightings come from here every year. In fact, more than one in three residents of this UFO hotspot claim to have seen something they couldn’t explain in the skies over Bonnybridge.
6. Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire
In 1977, 14 pupils from Broad Haven primary school witnessed a 40-foot cigar-shaped UFO land in a field nearby. Some even claim to have seen beings emerging from the craft. Officers from the MOD came to interview the children following the incident, but decades on it’s still unexplained.