For someone who’s always been interested in the paranormal, there are certain places that are of particular interest in this world. The most obvious one that you can probably think of straight away is of course Area 51 in the desert of Nevada, close to Las Vegas in the United States of America. For me, being British, that have always seem to far away for me to travel, considering the fact that I’m not permitted entrance by any chance, so why should I bother. However, there are many other equally interesting places right here in the UK.
I started getting interested in mysticism and the occult early on, captured by the exciting storys you could read in science fiction books as well as the movies that started to become popular when I grew up in the beginning of the 1980’s. When I started reading about UFO-sightings I already had imaginations, so whereas most people’s natural reaction was to brush it off and call it a load of bull****, I immediately became hopeful and interested. I mean, if the universe is supposed to be infinitely big, then surely there must be other planets in space that are populated? Although, personally, I don’t really thinks that aliens look like they do in the movies, as that would have been pretty bizarre, but sure there MUST be some form of life other than ours out in this great universe of ours!
With this hope I started investigating more and more about UFO sightings around the United Kingdom and it wasn’t long until I discovered that the town of Wiltshire was by far the most interesting place. With over a whopping 5.000 reported sightings of paranormal activity, it was definitely the place to be if you were in to the kind of stuff I was into. It’s not just UFO’s were talking about here, people have reported ghosts in haunted houses as well as crop circles in the many fields of the area. What makes it even more interesting is the nearby loation of several ancient monuments, such as Stonehenge and Avebury, that have long been speculated to be a sing of the occult.
Several teams of “ghost hunters” have visited the area to investigate a variety of houses that have been known to be haunted by spirits, and with several interesting discoveries. In June 2011, the twilight shadows paranormal team set out to investigate an alleged haunted house, and reportings say that there was plenty of activity going on in the house, immediately after they entered. Loud noises, banging on the doors, strange smells and mists floating around in the house was just some of the things they experienced during the night they spent in the house.
Wiltshire is also the site of one of the main events in the paranormal and UFO community, called “Weird”. Every year a convention is held were well known authors and public speakers come to share their expertise on the subject over a two day period. There are several happenings that one can participate in, such as joining a paranormal investigation on some of the well known activity sites in the area!