- Here a few recent sighting reports FYI
that have been received via the UFO Scotland website over the past month
- We feel that it is important to share
with other researchers and organisations from around the world, any findings
or patterns etc that emerge from our data-base.
- Many of the reports are still under investigation
but we felt that it was important to post these reports for the benefit
of the ufo community at large as well as other researchers with an interest
in Scotland's ongoing ufo phenomena.
- Secondly, I would like to take this opportunity
to ask for some help or assistance from any of our colleagues that are
familiar with unusual writings, symbols or channelling type experiences.
I do remember a few posts going through the lists over the last few years
that have mentioned such writings and symbols etc.
- We were recently approached at UFO Scotland,
by a man from Fife in Scotland who has logged and documented a series of
unusual scripts and symbols that he received during the years of 1991-1994.
The subject himself is a very sincere and down to earth type person, although
he accepts that the whole episode of the channelled writings etc was bizarre
and remains a mystery to him to this day. He has requested help so that
he may learn more about these unusual experiences, and for that reason
I would like to appeal to anyone who has either researched or experienced
such events in the past, to please get in touch with us at UFO Scotland
so that we may try to research this phenomena a little further and also
to get some answers for our client.
- We have added a small portion of the
strange writings and symbols to our website in the hope that other folks
who have experienced similar experiences can come forward and exchange
notes etc. Our client is most keen to meet and talk with others who may
identify with his writings and channelling experiences. The page containing
the script and writings can be found at:
- We ask that the readers will visit this
page and please reply to us if they feel that they may be able to further
add to this incident. I sincerely thank you all in advance and look forward
to any positive feedback concerning this unusual case.
- Thanks for your time and good luck to
all on the lists.
- From your friend,
- Dave Ledger (UFO Scotland)
- Sighting reports follow below:
- Subject: East Kilbride UFO's Date: Sat,
15 May 1999 10:58:16
- +0100 Source: Robert G Henderson <Robert@bowmontpl.demon.co.uk
- About a year or so ago around midnight,
a light was visible in the sky. As one who has an interest in aviation
it struck me that the pattern of movement of this light was not like that
of a fixed wing aircraft or indeed a helicopter. It moved at high speed
and then came to a sudden stop a few times in the sky. As it was night
it was hard to judge the height of the object. I could see no detail due
to the distance involved, but it certainly would not have been the local
police helicopter which has a distinctive engine sound. There have been
many sightings over East Kilbride in the last year all of which have been
"officially explained". I remain unconvinced.
- Name : Candice Powers
- date: : April 1997
- location: : Brora, Sutherland, Scotland
- time : late evening
- PM : on
- Eye-witness Report : I was with my friend,who,
incidentally is a prominent figure in Britain, in his car outside of the
house where I was staying. As near as I can accurately remember, We were
looking at what we thought was Venus or Mars in the sky when we both saw
a big, bright flash of light just beneath the star we were looking at.
We both exclaimed, "Did you see that?!" and then it happened
again. There was a 'star' that then began moving around in the sky in
a zig zag sort of motion, not at all straight like a plane or anything
else you might recognize, and went behind some clouds. We thought that
was the last of it when it suddenly appeared on the other side of the cloud.
It moved about a bit more then disappeared again in the next cloud. We
felt priveleged to have seen it!
- Name : Gareth Morgan
- date: : 23/4/99
- location: : Downpatrick
- time : 8.30 PM
- Eye-witness Report : I was looking out
my skylight window when I noticed an unusually bright light over my neighbours
house. It the shot straight up in the air and just disappeared. Then half
an hour later it appeared again, so I told my whole family to look. It
sat there for ten minutes while we looked at it then it went out in a similar
fashion to a dimmer switch. It then appeared again, a minute later higher
still, and to the left of the house. It flashed and then never appeared
- Subject: Unusual object spotted near
Falkland Hill in Fife.
- Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999
- Source: Thanks to UFO Scotland team member
- Eye-witness Report: I was driving home
into Star of Markinch at around 9pm when I looked to the NE and high in
the sky was a very bright orange light hovering, slightly moving downwards.
I stopped the car and watched it for about twenty seconds. Gradually it
burned out. It looked like the colour of fire and it was very bright.
First I thought it to be a planet however. I stopped the car and opened
the window but I could not hear any sound.
- It was seen roughly high above the same
location as that September sighting in Drummy Woods. The conditions at
the time were clear sky, almost full moon and fairly warm for this time
of year. No clouds in sight.
- Perhaps it could have been a plane falling,
burning out of the sky but theres been nothing on the news that I've heard.
- Subject: Strange anomaly observed near
Crail on Scotland's East coast.
- Name : Witness names witheld by request.
- Date: : November 3, 1997
- location: Crail, Fife, Scotland
- time : Evening PM
- Eye-witness sighting report: On the
evening of November 3, 1997, I was sitting on the back porch reading an
article in the daily newspaper and talking with my wife. Just as we were
preparing to go inside, a distinct feature in the sky caught our eyes.
It appeared to be an oval shaped object moving parallel to the ground.
The object had a bright blueish coloured lining around the outside of it.
The core, if you will, was a redish orange colored. As it moved, we observed
a second smaller object depart from the larger one. This was a small circular
shaped aircraft and it was a solid blue. I can also remember a very discrete
high pithced ringing, if you will. After about ten to fifteen minutes of
observation, the smaller object, which had been circling the larger this
whole time, seemed to connect or enter back into the larger object. As
soon as this happened the oval shaped object proceeded to shoot straight
up. It didn't shoot up so fast that it disappeared instantly though. It
seemed to gradually disappear, as if it were exiting the atmosphere. This
whole sighting lasted around twenty minutes and left us in awe.
- Subject: Alien Abduction in Grangemouth?
- Date: 6th January 1996
- Name : Eye-witness name witheld by request.
- Location: : Grangemouth, Falkirk, Scotland
- time : 1-30am till 2-20am
- Eye-witness report: From the back door
of my home, my family have a clear view of the skies over Grangemouth.
On the night of 6th Jan 1996, I retired to my bed (downstairs) with my
10yr old daughter at around 12-45am.
- Just as i was dozing off I sensed something,
a feeling, did I hear something? I was`nt sure. I sat bolt upright, my
daughter still asleep as my dog was trying to get comfortable at the bottom
of the bed.
- As I lay there thinking it was my dog
I became quite scared, almost like the feeling you get on waking from a
nightmare all jelly like. However I snuggled up next to my daughter and
I am sure I went to sleep.
- I awoke with the feeling my daughter
was sliding out of the bed and I reached over to pull her back into bed.
A few seconds later I felt it again, I spoke this time to her. I told her
to stay in bed and as I spoke I felt scared again and I felt panicky. My
dog was crying over at the window, "lie down i said".
- Again I lay down just as I heard my son
running downstairs and shouting "look!", pointing to the window
with a pair of binoculars.
- "It is just a plane light"
I said, "No! i have been watching it for ages with my cousin"
"Look again!" which I did and I saw a single light in the sky
pulsating. It seemed to be moving ever so slightly towards the east and
back to where it originated from.
- As I was staring at it through the glasses,
three lights shot out from the top and two from the bottom of the anomaly.
The small lights jaggedly danced through the air but were always returning
to the slightly brighter light.
- Myself, my daughter, my son and his cousin
all ran up the stairs to the bedroom above and opened the window (the whole
window opens inward). We stood and watched while all the lights became
one. Again it moved towards the east and back, then it was as if it saw
us and came towards us!
- It was going to go directly over the
house. I stepped onto the window ledge and when I was looking up, I noticed
it was not a sphere shape. As the lights flashed it left the outline of
a "V", the same effect you would get if you stood in a dark room
and switched the light off and on, you are left with a shadow of a shape.
- We all ran into the front bedroom, opened
the window and waited on it appearing above the house and it did.
- My daughter at this time was begining
to hyperventilate, so we were trying to keep her calm and watch the anomaly
at the same-time.
- It began to move towards the South,or
South East and kept going for what I would estimate to be about a mile.
- Someone shouted "there was another
one straight ahead", but this instance was indeed a plane using it`s
usual flightpath towards the West.
- I glanced back at the light and it had
changed directions, towards the plane. As the plane reached S,SW, the light
seemed to be directly ready to hit the plane. There was a dark grey mist
which had mysteriously appeared and then the light was gone and of course
the plane was fine.
- When we looked at the time it was 2,20am.
My son said it was about 2,00am when he and his cousin came downstairs.
- I did tell others the following day,
but what proof had we got? My daughter did not want anyone to know incase
they all thought she was weird.
- My son did some sketches of that night,
he said he and his cousin had been watching the unusual light for 15minutes
before he came downstairs that night.
- I have heard of abductees becoming ill,
headaches, memory loss, painful joints and muscular aches, is there any
truth to this? and if so what can a person do?
- I am a or was a sceptic until this happened.
I believed in god and god only but now I am not so sure, it is as if nothing
makes sense any more!
- Subject: More UFOs sighted over Kirkcaldy
- Name : Bill Robertson
- date: : 11th April 1999
- location: : Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.
- time : Between 22:40 and 23:30 PM
- Eye-witness Report : Whilst looking out
of our front window, Myself, my wife and my 16yr old daughter all observed
an extremely bright light low in the sky(positioned between two houses
at a level well below the roof apex of a small nearby house). This was
stationary and remained there for approx 30min (the duration we observed.)
- Its disappearance was noted by all three
of us again and further confirmed by myself going outside and walking to
the top of our street to see if I could locate its current position.
- Whilst returning to the house after approx
10 mins, I saw it disappearing over the top of some trees to the south
of our housing estate. This light was now much more intense and I can only
assume that this was due to the object being closer to our location.
- I quickly ran to the house in order to
get a camera and possibly follow the object in my car, however, it had
gone from view. I immediately proceeded to the location where i last saw
the light but there was no sign of the same anomaly in the surrounding
- RED DISC HOVERS OVER CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND
- Source: UFO ROUNDUP Volume 4, Number
11, originally from Dundee Evening
- Date: March 15, 1999
- Editor: Joseph Trainor
- "An unidentified flying object spotted
in Angus skies near Carnoustie this morning has left a number of people
- "One Carnoustie resident, who sought
to remain anonymous, said he had been fairly sceptical about such things
but wanted an explanation for what he had seen."
- "He and several members of his family,
along with a Forfar couple, saw a strange red disc moving about in the
sky between 6:30 and 6:55 a.m. this morning."
- "Neither the Coastguard or members
of staff at RAF Leuchars could shed any light on the sighting."
- "I was out walking the dog with
my wife and children at the Black Slab car park this morning," (Friday,
March 12, 1999) he said, "We saw this red oblong shape in the sky
and it couldn't have been the moon or a star because of the way it was
moving. It then just disappeared.'"
- A car pulled up beside the family, and
the driver stuck his head out the window. "'The man in the car said
he was from Forfar and had seen the light earlier, and we could see that
he was distressed.'"
- The family continued walking along the
beach, and, at 6:55 a.m., the UFO appeared again.
- "'I'm neither a believer nor a non-believer
in UFOs. But this time it changed from red to bright orange and it was
much bigger,' he continued, 'Anybody looking at the sky could 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."
- "A spokesman at RAF Leuchars discounted
any official aerial activity from the Fife airbase. 'I know of no operations
in the area by any of our flights,' he said.
- Carnoustie is a port city on Scotland's
east coast about 60 miles (100 kilometers) northeast of Edinburgh, the
capital. (See the Dundee Evening Telegram for March 12, 1999, "Carnoustie
disc remains a mystery." Many thanks to Gerry Lovell for forwarding
the newspaper article.)
- Bizarre sightings in Dundee leave witnesses
- Name :Eye-witness names witheld by request.
- date: : 27th and 28th January 1999
- location: : Dundee
- time : 18:20hrs GMT (27th) and 08:40hrs
- Case Researchers: Thanks to Mr Allan
Robertson for bringing this
- case to our attention and also to UFO
- Jeannie McKay for the follow up work.
- Sighting Submission:
- Dear Sirs, I have been asked to forward
this UFO sighting report to you by someone who knows of my interest in
the subject, but who wishes, at present, to remain anonymous. I have typed
up this report from hand-written notes that the person has given to me.
The reason he wishes anonymity stems mostly from the fact that when it
was reported locally,(to a local newspaper and our local observatory) it
was dismissed as a "star or maybe Venus" that was seen, and this
has caused some concern that only more ridicule will result from further
reporting of the sighting.
- The person in question is an A.D.I.approved
driving instructor,and the incident has had a great effect on him. From
listening to his verbal account of this sighting it is apparent that he
would like to pass on this information to someone who will take it seriously.
With this in mind, I believe that should someone wish to investigate this
further, I think he would be more than willing to discuss it more fully
provided that any contact was made via myself in the first instance. He
does not even want his family to know he has made this report as they are
so fearful of ridicule.
- To perhaps assist with the 'geography'
of the place names given in the report, a few distances/ directions might
help. The Fairmuir Park mentioned is about 2 miles north of the Tay and
the Thomson Street mentioned later is about half a mile north of the Tay.
Dundee's small airport's traffic consists mostly of small private aircraft
which are very familiar to locals.Also, a few miles away in Fife, is the
R.A.F. base at Leuchars, so that military aircraft are also a common sight
crossing Dundee. This fact makes the observers reaction to being unable
to identify what he saw all the more strange.
- --------------- (report follows)-----------------------
- Dundee Report:
- (Witness name witheld by request)
- "Dear Sirs,
- On Wednesday evening, 27th January 1999,during
a driving lesson with a 17 year old pupil, at approx. 6:20pm, I saw a black
diamond shaped UFO flying through the sky. It had no flashing lights which
you would see on any normal aircraft. The driving lesson continued when
approx. 20 - 25 minutes later we stopped to do a Reverse Exercise at a
local park known as Fairmuir Park. I looked up in the sky to see if I could
still see the UFO I had seen earlier on. It was hovering high in the sky
glowing like a star. I recognised it as the UFO I had seen earlier because
of the shape. I got out of my car to look at it and after about 1 minute
it rotated anti-clockwise and directly underneath there was an orange coloured
beam which came down from the UFO and went back up again. At this point
I shouted to my pupil to come out of the car.
- I could not see any lights nor could
I here any sound. We were both standing in the park trying to find out
what we were looking at. We had never seen anything like it. About 2 -
3 minutes later it started moving off. We jumped into the car and followed
it for approx.10 minutes. It was glowing a brilliant white/very light yellowish
- It was almost round in shape but a little
oval in the centre now. We could not believe what we were looking at, it
was definitely not from this world it was extra-terrestrial. We watched
it travelling through the sky getting smaller and smaller as it got further
away. At this time it was bright white just like a star. I watched it till
it disappeared over the River Tay and into the hills of Fife. The time
was now approx 7pm.
- I found out on the Friday (29th January),
that without knowledge of my sighting, that on the next day, Thursday 28th
January, at approx. 8:40am, a relative of mine with her 2 daughters were
travelling down Thomson Street, which overlooks the River Tay and one of
her children said there was a shooting star over the Tay. It was hovering
over the water with two yellow beams coming from underneath. Then it started
to rise vertically into the sky. They lost sight of it because of a building
obstructing their view. They described it as shining like a star, very
bright white/ yellowish colour. After they could see the Tay again the
object had completely vanished. They had obviously seen the same UFO as
me.The two girls (13 yrs. and 9 yrs.)& their mother all saw this as
well as me and my pupil the night before."
- --------(report end)-----------------------------------
- P.S. There are, unfortunately, no photographs
of this sighting, but there are some rough drawings available. I reported
this sighting to a UFO magazine several weeks ago, but they have not acknowledged
it to date. This has made the person even more anxious that nobody is taking
it seriously. With this in mind, I hope that even if no follow up is required
with this incident,you will be able to at least e-mail me with some sort
of 'note' that I can pass on to the person concerned. I'm sure that even
this would go some way to easing his anxiety.
- (Follow up E-mail interview by UFO Scotland
Researcher Jeannie McKay):
- The incident took place 6.20pm on Jan
27th. The subject then saw a black diamond UFO fly thru the sky.
- 1. At that time of the year it is dark
at that time. How low was the UFO at that time? At what approx. speed
was it moving and in what direction? How large was the craft? What shape
does the subject deem to be "diamond"?
- Answer: In the direction he first seen
it he could probably have observed the craft silhouetted against any remaining
'glow' in the western sky. At that time he and his pupil (who was driving)
were travelling west along a road about 2.5 miles north of the River Tay.
The instructor saw the object in the general south/westerly direction.
He estimates it was about 40 - 45 deg. above the local horizon and travelling
in the general direction of the Sidlaw Hills ie. north. Although I tried
to get him to estimate the craft's speed/ size/ altitude, he was not prepared
to guess. All he would say was he reckoned the craft was probably about
the same size as his thumb- nail at arms length. As this part of the sighting
only lasted 5 - 8 seconds and was from a moving car, during a driving lesson,
I don't think he can say much more on this. As for the diamond shape, I
cut out a piece of paper in the shape of the diamond he had drawn when
he first told me about the incident (see attachment Fig. 1 from the first
e-mail I sent) and he agreed this was the shape when he first saw it. He
also said the craft was moving in the direction of it's shorter axis.
- 20- 25 minutes later Instructor and pupil
see object again. He recognises that it is the same one seen earlier because
of the shape.
- 2. How low is the craft now and in what
- Answer: This part of the sighting was
from the park which is about 2 miles north of the Tay and about 1 mile
east of the 1st sighting. He estimated that the craft was about 70 - 80
deg. above the local horizon in a west of south/west direction. At this
time he estimated it was the same size as a pen, end on, held at arms length.
Again he couldn't estimate size/altitude.
- The craft was "glowing like a star".
- 3. What colour was it glowing and how
brightly? Was the outline of craft clearly visible?
- Answer: The outline of the craft was
clearly visible. This was the reason he was able to recognise it when the
car first stopped at the park and he looked around, from inside the car,
to see if he could spot what he had seen earlier. When I asked him what
colour it was and if it was very bright, he just said again that it was
"like a star" but recognizable as the diamond and just hovering.
- The craft rotated anti-clockwise.
- 4. How many degrees did it rotate?
How fast did it rotate?
- Answer: I'll try to find out about this.
- Orange beam came down from UFO and went
- 5. How far down did orange beam come?
Was the craft hovering at the time? What would have been underneath craft
at time beam came down (approx.)? Did craft appear to be searching for
something? How fast did the beam go down and up? Was the beam a single
shaft of light?
- Answer: (Again, see the e-mail attachment
mentioned above, Fig. 3 for relative sizes). The craft was hovering at
the time the "beam" was seen. As with size estimates etc., he
compared the "beam" to being like the tail of a kite in length.
The "beam" was described as "being like a row of Christmas
lights coming on one after the other in sequence, first down from the craft,
then back up towards it. The craft was hovering at this time, he estimates
it was above the general area of the Dryburgh Estate in Dundee. He didn't
recognise it as anything like a helicopter or even a "blimp"
type airship. From his (animated!) description of the "beam"
event, it seems to have lasted only a couple of seconds. I'll check on
- Instructor followed the craft for ten