An area formed between Diggle crossroads, the Junction Inn, Greenfield and the chip shop in Denshaw has recently seen a number of strange disappearances over the last few months - and now concerned people are beginning to talk.
Last Tuesday Mavis Arbuttle of Primrose Heights, Diggle, awoke to find her two pints of gold top gone from her doorstep.
In Denshaw a tabby cat, answering to the name of Pussy, also went missing. Rumours immediately started about mysterious disappearances similar to those in the so-called Bermuda Triangle off the coast of America.
These rumours intensified when a new car belonging to Roland Rock, a musician from Greenfield, suddenly disappeared during the hours of darkness, whilst he had been at a rehearsal in the Jubilee Rooms, Dobcross.
Despite a full and coordinated police and special branch search, none of the lost items has yet been recovered.
Some members of the local Aliens Reborn Society from Earth (A.R.S.E), have suggested that aliens might be partial to gold top, but were mystified what they would want with a tabby cat, and even more so with a 61 reg Citroen Berlingo.
There were more fears of possible alien abduction when Michael Hunt of Uppermill was reported missing; however fears were allayed when his wife later found the note he had placed on the fireplace, saying he was leaving her.
Police later found him and a friend at the Premier Inn, Grotton.
This latest crop of disappearances has come after several months of normality in the area. As the local paper reported, a wheelie bin went missing from the same area at the beginning of June, and has still not been found.
The bins owner Elsie Biggleswade (74) from Uppermill, died last week, sadly, without ever knowing what happened to her missing bin.
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