Bizarre Flying Disc Over
Scotland Shakes Witnesses
The Dundee Evening Telegraph - Scotland
From Gerry Lovell <>
An unidentified flying object sighted in the Angus skies near Carnoustie this morning has left a number of people mystified.
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 film Armageddon".
"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 distressed."
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.