UFOs mapped over Shropshire

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Is Shropshire a magnet for visitors from outer space? Check out our online map of sightings recorded over the past few years.

Shrewsbury was the top town in the country last year for UFO sightings according to official figures released by the Ministry of Defence last week.

The ministry opened its very own "X-Files" last year which includes an archive of sightings dating back to 1997.

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.

Despite West Kilbride in Scotland being the country's number one location for sightings - with a total of 18 reported over the decade - it failed to record as many as Shrewsbury in 2007. According to the data, the county town notched up three sightings in 2007.

The town is also home to the UFO Investigation and Research Unit, run by Phil Hoyle, of Sutton Farm, who said anyone who wanted to report any UFO activity could do so by calling him on (01743) 245574.

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