Since the early 1900s there have been 104,947 worldwide UFO reports and more than a tenth of those have been in the UK, with rising numbers logged each year.
There are really old accounts of UFO sightings in the UK:
1113: Religious pilgrims in southwest England reported seeing a glowing fire-belching “dragon” emerge from the sea, flying into the air, and disappearing into the sky.
1254: In St. Albans, England, a scribe wrote of a glowing floating light, thus recorded it, “…in serene sky and clear air, with stars shining and the Moon eight days old, there suddenly appeared in the sky a kind of large ship elegantly shaped, well equipped and of marvelous color.”
1290: Friars of Byland Abbey, described of “a flat, round shining silvery object” flying overhead of them.
But in the 20th century Britain became some kind of a hotspot for UFO sightings. There are so many UFO reports that they have their own Wikipedia page.
Bonnybridge in Falkirk is among the best places on the planet if you want to have a close encounter, with 300 sightings per year.
What is drawing UFOs to Britain?