Are you intrigued by the supernatural? The UK has had its fair share of UFO sightings and, with The Falkirk Triangle in Scotland named UFO capital of the world, it seems you don’t have to travel far from home to catch a sneak peak of flying saucers and mysterious green men.
So if you’re up for an adventure into the unknown (and willing to risk abduction to another planet) then dig out your night vision goggles and check out these five UFO hotspots. And just in case you haven’t nabbed a spot on a spaceship to rest your head that night, LateRooms.com has revealed the best hotels nearby for a good night’s sleep – no matter how spooked you are.
With more than 300 UFO sightings reported every year, this sleepy town takes the title of UFO capital of the world. Set in the heart of an area known to UFO enthusiasts as The Falkirk Triangle, Broad Haven which stretches from Stirling, Fife and Bonnybridge, see thousands of ogling visitors each year, all desperate to spot the next mystery.
Stay: The Grange Manor, prices from £72 per night
This little Wiltshire town was at the centre of controversy in the 1960s when a number of locals reported a number of sightings – and the eeriness isn’t confined to the past. Mysterious noises, intriguing balls of light and odd shadows in the sky attract visitors from all over the UK to hunt across Cradle Hill and neighbouring Stonehenge for a glimpse of the alien action.
Stay: The Bishopstrow House Hotel, prices from £120 per night
Broad Haven, Wales
Nicknamed after the Bermuda Triangle, the ‘Broad Haven Triangle’ is quite the head scratcher. Reports from schoolchildren of seeing a mysterious aircraft were far from treated as fairytales and fiction, as members of staff were quick to support the sighting. This supernatural spotting had everything, from saucers to creatures in silver suits – how can you argue with that?!
Stay: Cuffern Manor, prices from £50 per night
Rendlesham Forest Lights, Suffolk
Dubbed “Britain’s Roswell”, the Rendlesham Forest incident, which saw unexplained lights put down to UFO landings by US Air Force specialists, took place over a series of nights in December 1980 and continues to fascinate UFO enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists. And with sightings reported earlier this year it’s no wonder the believers keep going back for more.
Stay: Ufford Park Hotel, prices from £71 per night
Cannock Chase, Staffordshire
First put on the UFO radar in the 1980s, Cannock Chase is the creepy creature hotspot that just keeps giving. With sightings as recent as March this year, the Staffordshire town is bustling with conspiracies about werewolves, pig-men and even the legendary Big Foot. People are so adamant about what they saw that townspeople have even written books about the sightings, so make sure to pick up a copy when you visit.
Stay: Colton House, prices from £94 per night
Whether you’re an avid alien admirer, or just interested in the slight chance of catching a glimpse of the supernatural, then make sure to give these destinations a visit.