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All hail the robust common sense of the good people of London

Because the inhabitants of the Great Wen were the least likely of the populations of the standard UK regions to 'see' a UFO last year. The MOD has a little list of 2006 'sightings' here. It could be that even we chirpy cockernee types are gulls compared to Ulster, with no reported 'sightings' last year, or more likely the province is not included in the statistics.

Rather alarmingly, the greater South East looks to be the place to see a UFO, with the burghers of Guildford, Chelmsford and the like some seven times more likely to claim a UFO sighting - and then to ring up the MOD to tell them all about it - than Londoners. And the Scots are the second most likely, per head of population to see things.

The actual 'sightings' do seem to be more common well after what could have been a full evening's drinking, and the prose used to describe the sightings is a joy:

20/7/6 Paisley, 23:45 "One pure-orange object, that was spherical. The size of a street light".

14/9/6 Kettering 23:05 "A triangle shaped object that had lights on that looked similar to a helicopter. There was one white, one green and one red light".

29/9/6 East Lothian "A big, round, swirly thing in the sky".

And there are plenty more to enjoy....

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Blogger Lord Trafalgar Rock Pigeon said... 10:41 am

...the inhabitants of the Great Wen were the least likely of the populations of the standard UK regions to 'see' a UFO last year...

C'mon, Mr C, how is a UFO supposed to land in Bond Street or in the Thames? They're the ones wioth common sense - choose a field every time, laddie, they tell their sprogs.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 10:56 am

James - a fair point, although there were sightings in Stamford Hill, Streatham and Walworth, none of which are especially lush.  



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