THE Rossendale Valley’s close proximity to water could be the reason for the recent UFO sightings according to an investigator.

Pat Regan, who was filmed for a show called UFO Hunters, which airs on the US History Channel, believes he may have found a link to the unusual activity above Rossendale.

He said: “Historically, many sightings have been associated with large bodies of water.

“We also have claims of secret testing of military aircraft and drones from facilities such as BAE.”