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UK: Plenty more UFO sightings to report in Luton area

In the varied world of local newspapers, we find that there are few things that get people talking quite as much as possible "UFO" sightings.

Since last week's article about mystery lights in the skies over Luton and Houghton Regis, this news desk has been inundated with readers sharing their own experiences.

From witnesses, sceptics and self-professed UFO fanatics, here is a selection of the responses....

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Florida: UFO captured on tape in Pasco

Wesley Chapel - An unidentified flying object caught the attention of some Pasco County residents early Friday.

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©Fox 13
The UFO featured three white lights and a blinking red light.

Many described the object -- a rotating triangle of three white lights plus a flashing red light that stayed put -- as a UFO.

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'Creepy gnome' terrorising Argentinian town - video

Residents of a small town in Argentina have been spooked after several sightings of bizarre-looking figure that was captured on video in the middle of the night.

Locals claim the 'creepy gnome' stalks the streets at night. The little 'person' who wears a pointy hat has a distinctive sideways walk was caught on video last week by youngsters who claim to have been terrified.

Gnome
©Jose Alvarez
This image, taken by an Argentinan teenager on his mobile, shows what appears to be a gnome-like figure walking a field

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UK: Yorkshire is 'UFO hotspot'

People are more likely to spot a UFO in the skies over West Yorkshire than any other region in the UK, new research suggests.

There is a UFO sighting every four months in the area, dubbed "West York-fear", according to Virgin Media.

The most recent incident was on February 17 when three orange objects were spotted in the night sky in Leeds.

The study was conducted by Nick Pope, a former government UFO advisor, and taken from data going back to 1994.

The areas taking second and third place in the Top 10 UFO hotspots in the country are Nottingham and Lancashire.

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Canada: Gonerby UFO sighted over Saskatchewan

Thursday, 3.45pm - A UFO sighted over Great Gonerby repeatedly over the last four years has also been spotted in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The Journal recently reported five sightings by Allan Spick, who provided a drawing of the mysterious flying object he has seen from his home at Belvoir Gardens.

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©Mike Repin

Evil Rays

Psychiatrist: 'Demon possession is real'

A board-certified psychiatrist documents a case of demonic possession that offers hard evidence the phenomenon is real. Richard E. Gallagher, M.D., a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice in Hawthorne, New York, and associate professor of clinical psychiatry at New York Medical College, presents the evidence in a lengthy article in the February issue of New Oxford Review, SpiritDaily.com reported Wednesday.

Dr. Gallagher is also on the faculties of the Columbia University Psychoanalytic Institute and a Roman Catholic seminary. He is the only U.S. psychiatrist to have been a consistent delegate to the International Association of Exorcists and has addressed its plenary session.

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Mexico: Belmopan residents report sighting of UFOs

Love News today received reports that a few residents in the Belmopan area saw some bright lights over the hills in the direction of the University Heights area last night.

We were told that the unidentified objects were bright fire ball like lights that came on and off for about 30 seconds at a time. This lasted for more than two hours. One resident claimed that some two years ago similar objects were seen in the night skies from Belmopan and wondered if it could be UFO's. We were also told by one of the viewers who have a lot of experience with flairs and fire display that what he saw last night was nothing similar to what he knows about flairs and fires.

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England: MoD inquiry into Archway UFO mystery

The Ministry of Defence opened a file on the Archway UFO spottings - but decided against further inquiries as it did not deem the sighting a threat to national security.

Archway UFO
©Unknown
The lights pictured over Archway last year

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UFO book authors to present findings

Publishing their book Mexico's Roswell: The Chihuahua UFO Crash was pretty exciting for authors Ruben Uriarte and Noe Torres. Promoting it in the U.S. and Mexico, they have continued to gather even more information about the mysterious 1974 midair collision of a small airplane and an unidentified flying object.

Things got more exciting still, however, when the authors were contacted by the History Channel to appear on an episode of UFO Hunters.

"Our hope while promoting the book had been to find more people connected to the case, hopefully an eyewitness or family members of the pilot or passengers (of the airplane)," said Noe Torres, a South Texas librarian and school teacher. "Now those chances are even greater."

Torres and Uriarte will be at Hastings Books at 7 p.m. Sunday to make a presentation on the book's amazing story, delving into the reported crash near the border between Chihuahua, Mexico, and Presidio, Texas, in Big Bend Country.

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California, US: Mysterious odor sickens seven

At least seven people reported feeling ill and coughing after a mysterious odor wafted through Somis on Thursday night, but nobody was seriously injured, authorities said.

Ventura County firefighters noted the odor when they responded about 7:40 p.m. to reports of multiple people coughing and feeling ill in the area of Somis School, 5268 North St., said Bill Nash, a Ventura County Fire Department spokesman. Firefighters did not report taking anyone to the hospital.

Firefighters stayed on scene for almost an hour but couldn't figure out where the smell was coming from, Nash said.

Kris Hashimoto, who lives near the school, said she first noticed the irritating smell about 7:30 p.m. Thursday.