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Shropshire is one of the country's UFO hotspots with more than 20 sightings in the county over the last 40-odd years, it was revealed today. Shropshire is one of the country's UFO hotspots with more than 20 sightings in the county over the last 40-odd years, it was revealed today. The research, conducted by Virgin Media, saw the county achieve fourth place for the most UFO sightings behind West Yorkshire with 34 sightings, Nottinghamshire with 29, and Lancashire with 23. The Virgin Media Files were compiled from data going back to 1961 and highlights 22 unexplained sightings in Shropshire alone. Read the full story in today's Shropshire Star View Larger Map Our map shows a selection of UFO sightings over Shropshire. The map may take a few moments to load. Click on the UFO icons to see details about each siting. Use the 'plus' button to scroll in and the 'minus' button to scroll back out. Clicking "View Larger Map" above will allow you to scroll and read comments more easily.

Shropshire is the place to see a UFOShropshire is one of the country's UFO hotspots with more than 20 sightings in the county over the last 40-odd years, it was revealed today.

The research, conducted by Virgin Media, saw the county achieve fourth place for the most UFO sightings behind West Yorkshire with 34 sightings, Nottinghamshire with 29, and Lancashire with 23.

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Our map shows a selection of UFO sightings over Shropshire. The map may take a few moments to load. Click on the UFO icons to see details about each siting. Use the 'plus' button to scroll in and the 'minus' button to scroll back out. Clicking "View Larger Map" above will allow you to scroll and read comments more easily.

The Virgin Media Files were compiled from data going back to 1961 and highlights 22 unexplained sightings in Shropshire alone.

They include a sighting on the A5 towards Telford, where a motorist saw 13 coloured lights in the sky which appeared to be circling an object about 100ft in size.

The research was carried out to mark a month-long Sci-Fi extravaganza on Virgin's TV on demand service.

Former head of the Government's UFO project Nick Pope said: "While we currently have no explanation why certain places in the UK are alien hotspots, there are areas where mysterious objects are repeatedly witnessed, so people who want to alien-spot should definitely head to Shropshire."

Virgin Media has set up an area on its website where people can now share their real life encounters at www.virginmedia.com/ufo

Virgin Media's James Kydd said: "Sci-Fi is a popular genre with many fans, so it's great to be able to make the classic shows available for people to enjoy whenever they want."

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