- An amazing film of dozens of silver orb-like
objects shooting across the sky in Stirling has excited UFO watchers all
over the UK.
- The video caught by a roadworker, who
is known only as Brian, has been hailed as "the most significant UFO
footage ever recorded in Britain". Brian, 31, shot the five-and-a-half-hours
of film near his home in Stirling at the end of last year. He then passed
the result to experts at UFO Magazine.
- A team from the monthly publication travelled
to Stirling just before Christmas, and yesterday, investigator Russel Callaghan
said: "We're convinced we've got something extremely unusual. "What
we've seen at Stirling is one of the most convincing cases I have ever
handled. "Brian is as genuine as the day is long and wasn't out to
make a million. He's certainly not a fraud or a conman."
- Mr Callaghan, who questioned Brian for
more than eight hours, said the find was as spectacular as the UFO images
captured over Mexico City in the mid-1990s. He added: "The VHS cassette
contained several sequences of what appeared to be UFO activity filmed
in broad daylight in Scotland. "Some of the manouevres and detail
on the 15-minute tape were stunning and resembled the activity recorded
in the skies over Mexico."
- On one section of tape, a Scottish voice
gasps "crazy, crazy stuff" as a UFO skims through the clouds
at an incredible speed.
- The team contacted Brian after his mysterious
tape arrived at the magazine headquarters in Ilkley, Yorkshire, in December.
As soon as experts viewed it, they sent a team to interview him. Brian,
who has lived in the town for 10 years, told the experts: "It's like
they know when I am filming. They just seem to appear."
- Brian, who also handed over the master
tape to help prove its authenticity, said he first noticed "a number
of curious objects passing overhead" while on his way to work.
- He managed to borrow a video camera and
caught the objects on film over several more days.
- UFO Magazine editor Graham Birdsall said
Brian did not own complex editing equipment and was only able to copy the
original film on to standard VHS tape by connecting the camera to a recorder.
- He added: "He has neither the resources
nor inclination to perpetuate any kind of hoax."
- For years, the town of Bonnybridge, near
Stirling, has been regarded as one the country's most active area for UFO