Yorkshire is the best place to be if you want to see a
UFO but if you're in search of phantoms then you're
better off heading south to Kent.

And if you fancy mixing train-spotting with ghosthunting
then Dorset is a good choice as it boasts the highest
number of railway hauntings.

These facts emerge in a study by paranormal researcher
and priest
Lionel Fanthorpe, who has identified
the spookiest places in Britain over
the past 25 years.

Big cats, the ghost of Dick Turpin and aliens all crop
up in his research based on unexplained incidents
reported to the police and leading paranormal
organisations. For Mr Fanthorpe, from Cardiff,
comprehensive inquiry is always key.

"The highest form of investigation is never to regard
something as so firmly proved that we don't need to
look at it again - neither should we laugh out of
court anything that seems so ridiculous that it
isn't worth investigating," the 74-year-old said.

Road phantoms are the fourth most common
paranormal sightings. There have been 17 cases
of them scaring motorists over the years.

One of the most famous is young girl who has been
spotted wandering down the Caterham Bypass,
in Surrey. The faceless spook who's freaked many
drivers has been searched for with tracker
dogs and helicopters to no avail.

A spokesman for East Surrey Police said: "It
was all very eerie. It's the weirdest
thing I've come across."

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