U̳F̳O̳ mania has taken over the world in recent months and the UK is no outlier. Here are the UK’s top U̳F̳O̳ hotspots where you can celebrate World U̳F̳O̳ Day 2021.
Interest in a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s and other U̳F̳O̳ phenomena is at an all-time high right now, thanks to a bombshell report penned by the US P̳e̳n̳t̳a̳g̳o̳n̳. The U̳F̳O̳ report reignited the debate surrounding unidentified aerial phenomena or UAPs – military jargon for U̳F̳O̳s – and confirmed one thing: Unexplained objects are appearing in our skies. The report was published on Friday, January 25, arriving exactly one week before this year’s celebrations of World U̳F̳O̳ Day.
World U̳F̳O̳ Day, which is celebrated by some on January 24 and on July 2 by others, aims to raise awareness about ETs and U̳F̳O̳ sightings.
Celebrations typically take the form of sky-watching parties, seminars and discussion groups focused on the greatest question of them all: Are we alone in the Universe?
This year’s festivities might be subdued due to the coronavirus pandemic, but U̳F̳O̳ mania is reaching pitch fever regardless.
And to mark the occasion, a recently conducted poll has investigated which parts of the UK are the country’s top U̳F̳O̳ hotspots.
A poll carried out by Buzz Bingo surveyed a total of 2,000 people this month from all corners of the UK to determine how many people think they have seen a U̳F̳O̳ and where.
Swansea on the south coast of Wales emerged as a clear winner, with 42 percent of those surveyed claiming seen “a flying saucer or any kind of U̳F̳O̳”.
In stark contrast, only an average of 24 percent of surveyed Brits believe they have seen a U̳F̳O̳ at least once in their lifetime.
Newcastle came in second place after Swansea, with 39 percent of those surveyed claiming to have seen a U̳F̳O̳.
Glasgow, Bristol and Liverpool all placed below the national average at 23, 22 and 22 percent respectively.
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Here are the Top 10 cities for U̳F̳O̳ sightings according to the poll:
Swansea – 42 percent
Newcastle – 39 percent
Birmingham – 36 percent
Norwich – 31 percent
Hull – 30 percent
Plymouth – 27 percent
London – 26 percent
Glasgow – 23 percent
Bristol – 22 percent
Liverpool – 22 percent
Harry Lang, of BuzzBingo.com, said: We were amazed how many people claim to have had an a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ experience, particularly in Norwich and Swansea.
“There must be something about East Anglia and Wales which makes these experiences more common than the rest of the UK. Maybe they really are out there.”
The poll then asked the 2,000 adults whether they have ever had an “a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ experience”.
These were explained as a close encounter with an e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳.
The UK average among those surveyed stands at 18 percent – that is 18 percent of people claim to have encountered an a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳.
Norwich hit the top of this list with a score of 30 percent.
Swansea and London meanwhile polled below the national average, with 16 percent and 13 percent respectively.
Here are the Top 10 cities for an a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ experience according to the poll:
Norwich – 30 percent
Newcastle – 26 percent
Birmingham – 26 percent
Glasgow – 25 percent
Bristol – 24 percent
Leeds – 22 percent
Plymouth – 21 percent
Manchester – 19 percent
Swansea – 16 percent
London – 13 percent