- An unidentified flying object sighted
in the Angus skies near Carnoustie this morning has left a number of people
- One Carnoustie resident, who wishes to
remain anonymous, said he had been fairly sceptical about such things,
but wanted an explanation for what he saw.
- He and several members of his family,
along with a Forfar couple, saw a strange red disc moving about the sky
between 6.30am and 6.55am this morning.
- Neither the Coastguard nor members of
staff at RAF Leuchars could shed any light on the sighting.
- The man said that the object, which moved
about the sky, was "like nothing I've ever seen before except on the
- "I was out walking the dog with
my wife and child near the black slab car park this morning," he said.
- "We saw this red oblong shape in
the sky, and it couldn't have been the moon or the sun because of the way
it was moving. It then just disappeared.
- "A car drew up and the man inside
asked us if we'd seen it and we said yes.
- "The man in the car said he was
from Forfar and had seen the light earlier, and we could see he was visibly
- The family continued their walk along
the beach and the object reappeared at about 6.55am.
- "I'm neither a believer nor a non-believer
in UFOs, but this time it had changed from bright red to orange, and it
was much bigger," he continued.
- "Anybody looking at the sky would
have seen it - it was that big you couldn't miss it."
- A member of the Fife Coastguard said
there had been no reports of flares or other lights.
- "It's been fairly misty this morning,
and there is no meteorite activity as far as I know," he said.
- A spokesman at RAF Leuchars discounted
any official aerial activity by personnel from the Fife airbase.
- "I know of no operations in the
area by any of our flights," he said.
- So it seems the strange red object will
have to remain a mystery for the time being.