A RECORD 227 paranormal events have shaken Britain in the past 12 months, a study reveals today.
The soaring number of unexplained activities is set out in police reports and other official sources.
Now The Fringe Weird Report has been compiled by the Rev Lionel Fanthorpe, a Cardiff-based Anglican priest and president of the Association For The Scientific Study Of Anomalous Phenomena.
Ghosts of people are the most common phenomenon, followed by UFOs, strange sounds and road phantoms.
Also among the reports are poltergeists, crop circles and shucks - spectres of large black dogs.
In a normal year there are 140 to 180 reports but the number has been rising steadily.
Mr Fanthorpe said: "It has to be considered that news spreads faster in our technological days with mobile phones and the internet. However, it's beginning to look as if 2010 will produce a higher-than-average number of reports."
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