Here are 10 of the weirdest things that have happened in West Yorkshire over the years

10 of the weirdest things that have happened in West Yorkshire

It’s easy to fall into a routine, but occasionally something out of the ordinary can happen to shake things up.

From apparent alien abductions to rooftop grazing sheep, here are 10 of the weirdest things that have happened in West Yorkshire over the years.

Retired police constable Alan Godfrey claimed to have seen a UFO in a local council estate in Todmorden and said he was a victim of an alien abduction, after missing 25 minutes of time and finding an itchy red mark on his foot.

1. Alien Abduction

Retired police constable Alan Godfrey claimed to have seen a UFO in a local council estate in Todmorden and said he was a victim of an alien abduction, after missing 25 minutes of time and finding an itchy red mark on his foot.
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In February 2008, Yorkshire was left shaken when the biggest earthquake in nearly 25 years hit the UK. The quake measured 5.2 on the Richter scale and sent tremors right across the county.

2. Earthquake in the night

In February 2008, Yorkshire was left shaken when the biggest earthquake in nearly 25 years hit the UK. The quake measured 5.2 on the Richter scale and sent tremors right across the county.
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A flock of sheep used to graze at the top of the grade I listed Temple Works building in Holbeck, who were kept there to maintain the grassy roof, which was used to help maintain the humidity of the flax mill.

3. Rooftop sheep grazing

A flock of sheep used to graze at the top of the grade I listed Temple Works building in Holbeck, who were kept there to maintain the grassy roof, which was used to help maintain the humidity of the flax mill.
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Who needs a flat cap when you can use a hankie instead? In 2015, 838 people took to the streets of Farsley at the annual seaside-themed Farsley Festival, wearing knotted hankies to set a new world record.

4. Knotted hankie wearing

Who needs a flat cap when you can use a hankie instead? In 2015, 838 people took to the streets of Farsley at the annual seaside-themed Farsley Festival, wearing knotted hankies to set a new world record.
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