In the wake of moon-walking astronaut Edgar Mitchell claiming that aliens exist, and with a new X-Files film released next Friday, it seems our fascination with little green men and related paraphernalia refuses to go away.
Indeed, web traffic figures across Dorset and Hampshire reveal the story with the most "hits" in June this year was about a strange black triangle-shaped UFO which hovered for days over Southampton.READ MORE - Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Thursday 24th July 2008
Dorset's own X-Files
- On Sunday, July 6, 1989, Paul and Debbie Clare saw a small spherical object in the sky when driving through Blandford Forum. It was too big for a helium balloon, metallic grey in colour with no lights. The UFO travelled parallel to the car at the same speed for a few minutes when it suddenly disappeared at high speed.
- Last August, five people reported seeing a UFO near Lyme Regis. The mystery object had a "pulsating incandescent light rather than a beam, was making strange movements and seemed to be getting lighter and darker".
- In the same month six witnesses saw two red/orange objects over Bulbarrow Hill. They were moving slowly together and seemed quite large. One became really bright and then it seemed to pour out an orange light underneath. Then it climbed up again and both just vanished.
- In June 2006 a crop circle appeared at Waterditch Farm near Christchurch. An enthusiast reported: "The formation is approximately 150 feet in diameter with three centre circles each around 30 feet in diameter and surrounded by larger semicircles. "There is also a very thin ring less than a foot wide that circles the whole formation."