Oh we do like E.T. beside the seaside
SCARBOROUGH is in danger of an alien invasion, according to a new study.
Research released today lists the UK cities most likely to be attacked by extraterrestrials.
London came top in the spooky survey with Scarborough, Salisbury, Stirling and Goonhilly in Cornwall named as runners-up.
The white paper judged criteria such as UFO sightings, military presence and Government infrastructure to create a UK Invasion Threat Map.
The research was commissioned for the launch of video game Inversion, which sees the world turned upside down after alien invaders seek to exterminate humanity.
As expected, London is identified as the number one ‘Invasion Hotspot’ as it houses central Government, is home to 12 per cent of the UK population and contains vital communication and transport infrastructure.
Less predictable is Scarborough and Salisbury taking positions two and three in the hotlist due to their proximity to important military and research bases.
Scarborough is situated next to the UK’s main defence against any impending ballistic attack, the RAF Fylingdales Phased Array tracking facility.
The facility also detects and tracks for orbiting objects, including UFOs.
While Salisbury is near key military and research bases including the microbiological research establishment, Porton Down, RAF training centre Boscombe Down and the UK’s equivalent to Area 51, Salisbury Plain.
Phil Hoyle, head of the UFO Investigation & Research Unit says, “The risk is very real, with UFO sightings increasing each year.
"The Government needs to be vigilant and introduce measures that ensure the public’s safety."
The study also details which parts of the UK are under least threat, with Fort William, Carlisle and Ludlow in Shropshire found to be the most safe places to live.
Source: The Sun