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Wednesday, 6 March 2002

It's tourism Jim... but not as we know it

Bournemouth's promoters of tourism could be doing their job a little too well in selling the town as a tourist hot spot.

If eyes can be believed, Bournemouth could be this summer's holiday destination not just for out-of-town sunseekers but also those from outer space.

According to one of the country's experts on UFOs - ex-RAF Intelligence officer David Kingston - it's "perfectly feasible" that aliens have taken a shine to Bournemouth.

Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Wednesday 6th Mar 2002

Strange lights turn on radio during the night

Bedtime will never be the same again for residents in Colehill who experienced some unusual night-time phenomena last week.

Christina Hunt, who recently moved to Cutlers Place, was spooked after she was woken during last Monday's stormy night by her bedside clock radio suddenly blaring followed by intense flashes of light outside her window.

Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Wednesday 6th Mar 2002

Monday, 4 March 2002

Big cats are definitely out there, says expert

Black leopards and pumas are roaming around Dorset and neighbouring counties, according to a zoologist visiting the area next weekend to give a lecture on big cats.

Professional dangerous animal trapper and consultant Quentin Rose says this county, like many others, is home to big cats released by collectors, circuses and dealers, with unwanted pets adding to their number.

Source: Dorset Echo Monday 4th Mar 2002
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