These Are the Strangest UFO Sightings in Scotland
Article: September 26, 2019 (glasgowsouthandeastwoodextra.co.uk)
• As a promotion for the launch of an ‘Alien Takeover’ themed event at the ‘Inflata Nation’ indoor inflatable theme park in Glasgow, Scotland, Inflata Nation founder Matt Ball compiled a list of Scotland’s strangest UFO sightings.
• Prestwick Airport – In February 1999, traffic controllers at Glasgow’s Prestwick Airport tracked a fast-moving and unexplained UFO on the airport’s radar. RAF Air Defence staff launched an urgent investigation and impounded radar tapes, but concluded that ‘no additional evidence’ could be found to corroborate the UFO. In August 2003, an eyewitness reported a UFO harassing a plane near Prestwick Airport, describing it as a “fluorescent green UFO, saucer shaped. The pilot could not have missed it as it was level with the plane but say 50 feet away to its left as they passed each other. The UFO started to tilt slowly downwards.”
• Glasgow City Centre – On May 11, 2019, witnesses saw an unusual light darting around the sky near the entrance to Glasgow Green park. It was reported as “[A] flying saucer in the middle of town. It just scuds around in the sky as cars pass by underneath, seemingly oblivious.”
• The Falkirk Triangle – In northeastern Scotland, the Falkirk Triangle area stretches from the small town of Bonnybridge, east to Fife and then back west to Stirling. This area has been a hotbed of UFO activity going back to the 1990s. In 1992, James Walker was driving from Falkirk to Bonnybridge when he spotted a shining, star-shaped object which was hovering over the road, blocking his path. As Walker sat in his car waiting for it to pass, the object flew away at ‘an incredible speed’. Others have reported seeing a ‘howling’ UFO that buzzed their car, while a cigar-shaped craft was spotted landing on a golf course. In October 1997, Falkirk District Councillor William Buchanan wrote to the then Prime Minister Tony Blair appealing for an investigation into the phenomena. The Ministry of Defence responded that it was ‘satisfied there is no evidence that the UK’s airspace might have been compromised by hostile or unauthorised foreign military activity’.
• Decky Hill – In November 1979, forestry worker, Robert Taylor, claimed to see something hovering above the woodland floor in Livingston, West Lothian. “It was a huge thing with a big round dome, a very dark grey color. It had a big flange going all the way around. I could see arms sticking out of this flange, with what I took to be blades on the top. As I stood here, two balls came out, two balls that I think would be about 3 feet in diameter with about six spikes. They came right up beside me and I remember feeling a tug at that time, a very powerful smell, a choking sort of smell and that was it.” Taylor lost consciousness and later woke up next to his truck. He arrived at home battered, bruised and with this clothes torn. The police recorded the matter as a common assault.
• A70, South of Edinburgh – In August 1992, Garry Wood and his friend Colin Wright were driving along the A70 between Edinburgh and Tarbrax. When they arrived at their destination an hour and a half late, the pair had a hypnosis session to see what happened. They recalled a two-tiered disc-shaped object had dropped down in front of their van, and aliens then kidnapped them. Said Woods in 1996, “I saw three creatures coming towards my car. I felt intense pain, like an electric shock. Then I was in some room. I saw these things like wee men moving about, doing something to me. I could only see up. Then this 6-foot creature approached. It was white-grey in color with a large head and dark eyes with a long, slender neck, very slim shoulders and waist. There were either ribs or folds of skin on its body. The arms were like ours, but there were four very long fingers.” The incident was investigated by the Ministry of Defence.
All eyes were on Area 51 last weekend, the United States Air Force military testing ground located in the Nevada desert.
Conspiracy theorists say the site is home to wreckage from downed alien spaceships – with a plan to ‘storm’ the military base attracting throngs of visitors to the area.
But you don’t need to visit Area 51 to find UFO sightings – Scotland is a hotbed of them.
And when it comes to high strangeness, these encounters give any Nessie sighting a run for its money.
The list has been compiled by top attraction Inflata Nation in Kinning Park, as they prepare to launch an ‘Alien Takeover’ themed event at their indoor inflatable theme park during the October half term.
Inflata Nation founder, Matt Ball says: “When you think of strange sightings in Scotland, you immediately think of Loch Ness.
“And the recent ‘Storm’ Loch Ness monster hunt – another Facebook event similar to ‘Storm Area 51’ – proves how popular that myth still is.
“But if you really want to see something odd, you should be looking at Scotland’s skies, not its bodies of water…”
Glasgow Prestwick Airport isn’t just popular with tourists heading to sunnier climes – it’s also a jumping-off point for UFOs, reports have revealed.
In 2010, the MoD released a series of files which documented a strange encounter at the airport in February 1999. The traffic controller there tracked a fast-moving and unexplained UFO on the airport radar, sparking a flurry of activity.
The RAF air defence staff launched an urgent investigation and impounded radar tapes. But the report concluded that ‘no additional evidence’ could be found to corroborate the so-called ‘Prestwick incident’.
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