Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Scarborough 'Most Visited' Town by Aliens & Most at Risk of Alien Invasion

Just days after being named the UFO capital of Britain by a national newspaper, Scarborough has now been named in the 'Top 5 Towns Most Visited by Aliens' by UFO expert Nigel Watson.

Watson is the author of The UFO Investigations Manual and was asked by Metro Newspaper which towns in Britain had been visited most by extraterrestrials.

Watson reveals that Scarborough has a long history of unexplained occurrences and highlights one particular event from nineties saying:

"In the early 1990s there were numerous reports of mutilated dead animals, including cattle, sheep and foxes. Often their internal organs and brains were removed."

"The situation got so bad that a group of farmers armed with shotguns held a night-long vigil next to a fieldfitted with infrared cameras. Three times the cameras were triggered by motion sensors during the night, but nothing was seen or heard by the farmers."

"The next morning they found a dead lamb in the field it and it had a perfectly neat hole in its forehead through which its brain and spinal cord had been removed. The cameras recorded a small white cloud with a dark background nearby."

UFO Invasion Threat Map - Click to Enlarge.
On top of this we've also unearthed a story from 2012, which highlights Scarborough as the place most at risk of alien invasion outside London.

The study by the UFO Investigation and Research Unit suggests that there are a number of key hot-spots in the UK which could be the focus of future alien invasions.

The non-profit organisation collated the data by cross referencing UFO sightings with local military presence and Government infrastructure and used the findings to create a map of the towns and cities most at risk from alien invasion.

One of the factors considered was Scarborough proximity to RAF Fylingdales Phased Array Tracking Facility, which is the UK’s main defence against ballistic attack and is also responsible for detecting and tracking orbiting objects - including UFOs.

Main photo by Eric Leslie on Flickr

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Monday, 29 September 2014

WIN a Turtle Adoption Pack - Including Two Free Tickets to SEA LIFE!

Turtle Fest at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sactuary

To celebrate the launch of 'Turtle Fest' this October, Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary are giving readers of Scarborough UK the chance to WIN a Turtle Adoption Pack including Two Free Tickets to SEA LIFE!

The ‘Turtley Awesome’ event will run from Saturday 18th October until Sunday 2nd November at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary and is included in the price of admission.

Visitors will enjoy turtle themed activities whilst helping to protect turtles for future generations - all whilst learning lots of cool turtle facts along the way!

Those who visit during Turtle Fest will be able to:

  • Meet some of nature’s most beautiful creatures.
  • Enjoy Turtle Talks and Feeding Demonstrations.
  • Enjoy Fun Turtle Arts & Crafts during your visit.
  • Take part in a Turtle Quiz Trail.

To find out more about Turtle Fest including opening times and entrance prices visit the Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary website.

Enter The Competition

The lucky winner will receive their very own Turtle Adoption Pack (worth £50.00) courtesy of Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary including:

  • A welcome letter
  • A glossy sea turtle booklet full of information on your adoption
  • A sea turtle photo wallet & photo of your chosen animal
  • A certificate to verify you've adopted a SEA LIFE Turtle
  • Updates about how SEA LIFE are helping Turtles
  • TWO complimentary tickets to visit SEA LIFE

To be in with a chance of winning, simply enter your details in the form below and agree to receive emails from both Scarborough UK & SEA LIFE.

Prize details: Turtle Adoption Pack including Two Free Tickets to SEA LIFE

Prize provider: Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 12 October 2014

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Sunday, 28 September 2014

National Newspaper Declares Scarborough "The UFO Capital of Britain"

Scarborough UFO Photo

According to a report in the Sunday Express this weekend, Scarborough  has been named the UFO capital of Britain following a spate of mysterious sightings.

Sightings including reports of a flying saucer landing near the former McCain Stadium, balls of light in the sky and black flying triangles have led to the town becoming a top destination for UFO hunters.

Many of the close encounters have been captured on film, with several videos appearing on YouTube (see below), and last year one holidaymaker photographed what seems to be a UFO flying over North Bay (see photo above).

Such is the interest in the town's apparent alien attraction, that a new documentary is being made which focuses on those who engage in alien hunting in the local area.

The film will follow Russ Kellett from British UFO Hunters who believes he has been abducted numerous times. The documentary makers will be given unprecedented access to his life and work as a UFO hunter.

Mr. Kellett said: "If someone was running the UFO tourism industry right, the sky would be the limit. There is already talk of people doing UFO tours and documentary makers are queueing up to get here after seeing the video evidence we have collected.

“Scarborough is the UFO capital of Britain. We would not want to get rid of the donkeys but we need to start looking outside the box.”

Jody Doherty-Cove of LUX Films, the company behind the documentary said: "We are going to attempt to answer the question whether we are alone in this universe. All these alien reports seem to be coming from up near Scarborough so we thought it was the best place to look."

John Senior, chairman of South Bay Traders Association, welcomed the extra attention stating: “We are all for the idea of extraterrestrial tourism."

"We would welcome all life forms here in Scarborough and are very happy to accommodate UFO spotters and cater for their needs. There is no question there is other life out there.”

Scarborough vicar turned best-selling author Graham Taylor added: "Tourism bosses need to wake up and realise that Scarborough is one of the best UFO areas in the country. My uncle was a fisherman and swears they used to see things flying about over the sea."

Have you ever seen any unidentified flying objects in the skies above Scarborough? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Videos of UFO Sightings in Scarborough

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Scarborough Surf Festival Returns To North Bay

Scarborough Surf Festival 2014

The UK Pro Surf Tour returns to North Bay next month for the fourth annual Scarborough Surf Festival.

Over 10,000 visitors are expected to descend on the town on Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th October to witness contestants compete in Round 3 of the UK Professional Surf Tour title.

The festival is the biggest Pro Surf UK event in the country and will feature some of the biggest names in the European surf scene

The fun kicks-off at 10am on Saturday and, as well as the main competition, the festival includes live music from local bands, trade and food stalls, a classic VW display, mountain bike freestyle shows and a pop-up cinema in Peasholm Park showing Sing-a-Long-a Frozen on Sunday night.

Youngsters interested in getting into surfing can take advantage of free kids lessons over the weekend. Places are limited so contact contact Scarborough Surf School on 01723 585585 or or Dexters Surf Shop on 01723 377565 or to reserve a place.

More experienced surfers can join a free one-hour surf surgery run by Fluid Concept on both days. Again places are limited so call Fluid Concept on 07891094976 or 01723 354263.

For more information on Scarborough Surf Festival visit:

Video of Scarborough Surf Festival

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Sunday, 21 September 2014

#Starfire - Your Photos


Last night saw the second and final #Starfire on Scarborough's South Bay beach.

Organised by the South Bay Traders Association, #Starfire is now in its second year and is billed as a 'Musical Fireworks Spectacular'.

Once again #Starfire lived up to its billing with an array of stunning fireworks choreographed to music broadcast simultaneously by Yorkshire Coast Radio.

If you weren't lucky enough to see it this year, we've collated some of the best photos from Twitter to show you what you missed.

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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Win Afternoon Tea for Two at The Grainary - PLUS 10% Off Food For Everyone!

The Grainary

We've got another great competition for you this week, courtesy of our friends at The Grainary in Harwood Dale.

Whether your looking for a place to stay, play, eat or explore you'll find it all at this unique family attraction - there is so much to see and do!

Wander around the farm and meet the animals or take a stroll around one of seven walks including lakeside and woodland trails.

Then, once you've worked up and appetite take advantage of your 10% off voucher and enjoy a delicious meal in the Country Tea Rooms, whilst taking in the beautiful views over the coast and country.

Update 29/09/2014: Winner Drawn

This competition ended at midnight on Sunday 28 September.

The lucky winner is Adam Crowe

Congratulations Adam, The Grainary will contact you directly to arrange your prize.

For more information about The Grainary visit

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Terms & Conditions

Prize details: The prize is Afternoon Tea for Two people at The Grainary. Prize is subject to availability and must be booked in advance by telephone. All entrants will receive a voucher for 10% of their food bill at The Grainary Country Tea Rooms. 10% off vouchers will be sent once the competition closes. A minimum spend of £10 applies. Excludes drinks.

Employees and contractors (and their respective families) of Scarborough UK and The Grainary (including any group companies) are not eligible to enter. No responsibility is accepted for entries which are lost, corrupted and incomplete or for any failure to capture entry information. Entrants are required to meet the Entry Criteria but otherwise no other purchase is necessary. It is the responsibility of entrants to notify the promoter of any change of contact details. Proof of identity may be required. Use of false details will result in disqualification. The entry must be made by the person entering the competition – entries sent through third parties, agencies or by automated means (such as scripts and macros) will not be accepted. The promoter will have the right to publicly disclose the name of the winner(s) and their city/town of residence. The promoter does not endorse any Prize supplied by a third party nor does it endorse the third party supplier. The Prize will only be delivered to addresses within the UK. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied by any third party connected with this competition. The promoter reserves the right to provide a substitute prize of similar value should the need arise. The payment of all costs and expenses involved in claiming a Prize are the responsibility of the winner(s). If the potential winner cannot be contacted or the Prize notification is returned or is undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits all rights to any Prize, and an alternate winner may be selected. An unclaimed Prize may not be awarded. The Prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered. Entry implies acceptance of these terms and conditions as final and binding. Entries which are not in accordance with the terms and conditions will be disqualified. Any omission to exercise, or delay in exercising, any right or remedy under these terms and conditions shall not constitute a waiver by the promoter of that, or any other, right or remedy. The promoter reserves the right to suspend, cancel or modify the prize draw at any time (and for any reason) without notice. The promoter shall not be responsible for damages, losses or liabilities of any kind, including without limitation, direct, indirect or consequential loss or damages arising out of or in relation to the prize draw. Nothing in this condition shall limit or exclude liability for death or personal injury as a result of the promoter's negligence. The promoter's decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. The prize draw will be governed by English law and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Have Your Say: 18-30 Nights Out Survey

Scarborough Drinking Culture
As part of its efforts to tackle problems associated with excess alcohol consumption and improve the town’s night time economy, the Safer Communities Partnership is asking those aged between 18-30 for their feedback on Scarborough's nightlife.

Broadly speaking Scarborough is a relatively safe and enjoyable place to enjoy a night out, but as a designated Local Alcohol Action Area the multi-agency partnership has been tasked with understanding the factors that encourage the trend of 'pre-loading' and binge dinking.

Scarborough Borough Council Community Safety Manager and Safeguarding Officer, Sandra Rees, said:

“Pre-loading is not an issue that’s unique to Scarborough, but over the last 18 months or so, it does seem to be much more prevalent. We’re seeing more instances of people arriving in town and spilling out of taxis, already heavily intoxicated.

“These extreme levels of inebriation are resulting in more anti-social behaviour, particularly on a Saturday night, and more people ending up in Accident and Emergency who have either been the victim of an assault or are suffering from the effects of too much alcohol.”

Sgt. Rachel Wood of North Yorkshire Police added:

“We are concerned that more people are drinking irresponsibly and putting themselves in a vulnerable position as a result. We want people to come to Scarborough and enjoy an evening out but we also want people to be safe and not end up in A&E as the victim of an assault, or under arrest after getting involved in disorder.”

In order to understand the town's night time culture and therefore promote responsible drinking the Safer Communities Partnership is asking locals aged between 18 and 30, who regularly go out in the town, to complete a short online survey.

The survey, which asks about drinking habits and how Scarborough's nightlife might be improved, takes just 5 minutes to fill-in and can be completed anonymously.

18-30 Nights Out Survey

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