This part of the region which has the second highest number of UFO sightings in the UK

North Yorkshire has been revealed as one of the best holiday locations in the UK to spot a UFO, according to new analysis.

Online hotel booking site used UFO sighting data from across Britain to analyse how many possible extraterrestrial sightings there have been in the country’s 25 most popular holiday destinations.

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And East Yorkshire takes the top spot for UFO sightings, followed by North Yorkshire and Kent.

Cumbria comes ninth and Northumberland makes 14th, but County Durham doesn’t appear in the top 25 locations. conducted the research in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the iconic family film ET.

The holiday letting site used UFO Identified’s 2021 report to compile the findings, which it compared with its own internal data of the most popular locations for holiday bookings over the past 12-months. 

As well as revealing the number of sightings in each county, the UFO organisation’s report revealed that in 2021 there were 333 extraterrestrial sightings in England.

There were 43 alleged sightings in Scotland, 25 in Wales and nine in Northern Ireland.  

In the report, the organisation revealed that the most likely time to see a UFO is on a Saturday between 9pm and 10pm.

It also suggests that September is the best month to spot unexplained sightings in the sky. 

Following the findings, partnered with the ex-Ministry of Defence lead UFO investigator, Nick Pope, to provide tips to Brits hoping to seek out extraterrestrial experiences.

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Nick said: “Long, hot summer evenings are the perfect time for a skywatch, and this list of UFO hotspots are the perfect place to have your own close encounter.”

Matthew Fox, CEO of, said: “To celebrate the 40th anniversary of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, a film loved by many, we at wanted to share with fellow lovers of the film and those with an interest in the mysteries contained in the night sky the best places to go to find an ET of their own.

“Analysing the UFO Identified report we were shocked to see just how many objects in the night sky have been spotted by Brits across the country.

“We hope the list of the UK’s top UFO-spotting holiday hotspots, along with the tips from a leading ex-government UFO expert, is helpful to those looking for an ‘out of this world’ experience.”

The UK’s top ten holiday destinations for UFO sightings

1. East Riding of Yorkshire 

2. North Yorkshire 

3. Kent

4. Lancashire

5. Lincolnshire

6. Somerset

7. Cornwall

8. Devon

9. Cumbria

10. Derbyshire

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