Recent Remarkable UFO
Sightings In Scotland
From Dave Ledger <>
From Updates <>
Here a few recent sighting reports FYI that have been received via the UFO Scotland website over the past month or so.
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 <
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 again.
Subject: Unusual object spotted near Falkland Hill in Fife.
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999
Source: Thanks to UFO Scotland team member Lewis Burt.
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 in Fife.
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 skies.
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 mystified."
"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 baffled!
Name :Eye-witness names witheld by request.
date: : 27th and 28th January 1999
location: : Dundee
time : 18:20hrs GMT (27th) and 08:40hrs GMT (28th)
Case Researchers: Thanks to Mr Allan Robertson for bringing this
case to our attention and also to UFO Scotland researcher
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.
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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 colour.
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."
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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 direction?
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 up again.
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 this.
Instructor followed the craft for ten minutes.
6. Did he follow it in his car? Or did he stand observing for 10 minutes?
Answer: The instructor and the pupil followed the object in the car for about 10 minutes. They drove in a generally westerly direction along several roads until they ended up about 1.5 miles west of the park at which point they stopped as the object had, they estimated, passed over Invergowrie Bay and went into the distance over the hills of Fife.
It was then glowing a white/very light yellow
7. Is the glow coming from the craft itself or is it a glowing field around the craft? Was the glowing light pulsating?
Answer: His description was of the craft glowing but I'll check again on this and on the pulsating.
The UFO is almost round in shape - but a little oval in the centre now.
8. Would the Instructor say that the craft changed shape? Or was he viewing from a different angle?
Answer: When questioned, he agreed that he could have been looking at the craft from a different angle.
9. When the craft was last seen at what speed was it travelling? Was the UFO seen at the same height during the sighting?
Answer: Since the craft appears to have travelled from approx. above Dryburgh to the hills of Fife in a general south west direction which is about 10 - 11 miles in about 10 mins. the speed may have been 60 - 66 mph. As to height, it appears to have been relatively smaller above the park than it was when it was first seen. I'll have to check to see if it appeared to change altitude as it was flying away into the distance.
10. Not personally knowing the area, was the craft always travelling in the same direction (e.g when it rotated)?
Answer: When first seen, it appeared to be travelling in a northerly direction. After the park part of the sighting, it appeared to move off in a general south/westerly direction. To clarify the park part of the sighting, it was observed hovering for about 1 minute before the "beam" was seen, then the craft rotated and again remained hovering for about 2 - 3 minutes before it moved off in the south/westerly direction.
Also, further to your mention of similar sightings, I noticed in the current issue of UFO Magazine (May/June '99), that at the end of February in the Hull/Flamborough area, sightings of diamond shaped craft were reported. I particularly note that close up observers reported structured diamond shaped craft, and observers probably too far away, reported balls of light.
I also noted from the copy of the report you sent me which you had forwarded to Skywatch was headed "Fife" rather than Dundee. Will this matter too much? Again I'll try to get more info on the childrens sighting the following morning, but this appears to have been of short duration. I don't know the children personally and will see if the Instructor, who is their uncle, is willing to ask a few more questions of them.
(Further E-mail Follow-up):
The craft rotated anti-clockwise.
How many degrees did it rotate? How fast did it rotate?
It rotated a full 360 deg. and this took about 5 -6
Orange beam came down from UFO and went up again.
How far did orange beam come? What would have been underneath craft at time beam came down? How fast did the beam go down and up?
It did not come down to the ground, it only came down about a hand length on an outstretched arm. The instructor was also a little unhappy about saying that it seemed to be hovering above Dryburgh Estate as he said that not knowing it's altitude or size, this made it difficult to say where it was hovering. The beam took about 2 - 3 secs to come down, paused for about 2 - 3 secs and then again, 2 - 3 secs to go back up.
It was glowing a white/very light yellow.
Is the glow coming from the craft itself or is it a glowing field around the craft? Was the glowing light pulsating?
It was the craft itself that was glowing, and the
glowing light was not pulsating.
Was the UFO seen at the same height during the sighting?
As it moved across Invergowrie Bay towards Fife, it may
have started to gain altitude.
I hope that helps to clarify these points. The instructor also
has some more details now from the childrens sighting.
(Further E-mail follow-up):
I'll try to give you the best information I can about the children's sighting that I've been able to gather from the Instructor during three or four visits from him.
I'll include with this e-mail a couple of scans I've made from drawings the chidren made within a short time of their sighting. The scans (Figs 5 & 6) on the original report I sent you were the instructors interpretation of the drawings that the children had shown him. (You will note that the 9 year old refused to colour in her 'object' as she insisted that she didn't have a colouring pen of exactly the right colour so she would rather leave it blank!)
I think that I should also mention a little about Thomson Street where the sighting took place. As mentioned, the top of this street is very approx. half a mile from the Tay and exits at the bottom onto Magdalen Yard Road almost directly opposite the northern end of the Tay Rail Bridge. Thomson Street is very narrow with quite a steep slope down towards the river. There are usually cars parked half on the pavement, half on the road, leaving hardly enough room for a car to pass. There are buildings on either side of the street making the view of the river quite restricted to the sides.
The report...
At approx. 08:40 am on Thursday 28th January, the two girls and their mother, after having collected their car from a lock up near the top of Thomson Street, were driving down this street when the the youngest child said that there was "a shooting star" in the sky above the river. When her older sister looked at it she said it wasn't a shooting star but a comet, "because it had a tail". It had two yellow beams coming from underneath it. It started to rise vertically into the sky. Their view was retricted because buildings were obscuring their view. They said it was shining like a star, a very bright white/yellowish colour. The mother saw the object as well. After they turned into Magdalen Yard Road and had a clear view of the river, the object had vanished.(One of the children later said to her father that they had seen a UFO because it was going up vertically and she knew that "aeroplanes couldn't do that!")
I got the Instructor to ask the girls and their mother some questions.....
1..... How long did the sighting last?
Answer: About 5 minutes.
2..... Who saw it first?
Answer: The younger girl.
(My comment: I note that she was the one who drew the craft as an
almost round object, whereas her sister drew a shaped object.)
3..... Were you in the back of the car?
Answer: Yes.
4..... Which window did you see it through (ie in which direction)?
Answer: Front and side.
(My comment: This would have them looking in the general direction
of the railway bridge.)
5..... How high was it (ie if you were pointing at it, how high
would your arm be)?
Answer: Shoulder level.
(My comment: This would put the object probably at a fairly low height
ie. straight ahead)
6..... What size was it ( like a penny, 10 pence, 50 pence or
whatever held at arms length)?
Answer: A football.
7..... Did you all see it hovering?
Answer: No.
(My comment: This again may explain why the youngest girl drew an
almost round object. She did see it hovering.)
8..... Did the air around the object glow or was it just the object
which glowed? Did the light pulse?
Answer: The bottom of the object glowed.
(My comment: There was no answer to the pulsing question.)
9..... When it moved off vertically, did it shoot off very fast or
did it move slowly.
Answer: Slowly at first, then vanished quickly.
10.... Did you hear any sound?
Answer: No.
11.... Do you think it was directly above the river?
Answer: Yes.
12.... Could you see the river at the same time as you seen the
Answer: Yes.
13.... Anything else you remember?
Answer: No.
End of report.
I hope that this helps with this sighting. I don't know if I'll be able to get any more from the children. At the time this sighting took place, the road along the north shore of the river past the railway bridge is very busy. It would be very strange if nobody else seen this thing........ Anyhow I look forward to seeing the report on your web site. I'll show it to the instructor, he'll be very satisfied.
Many thanks to Allan Robertson and Jeannie McKay for their work and excellent research into this delicate case.
Bizarre Flying Disc Over Scotland Shakes Witnesses
Source: The Dundee Evening Telegraph - Scotland
Thanks to: Gerry Lovell <
Date: March 13th 1999
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.
UFOs sighted in Morayshire in Scotland (North East)
Name : Heidi and Iain Sands <SAMBO@SANDSI.FREESERVE.CO.UK
Date: : 18th May 1999
Location: : Braehead,Elchies,Craigellachie,Aberlour,MORAY
Time : between 12.20am and 1.04am
Eye-witness sighting report : Together myself and my husband watched two UFO`s,hanging in the night sky.One was much further away than the other.The sky was very clear and we heard no noise.
They were in the direction of Burghead/Kinloss from our home.They were moving from side to side and up and down,and appeared to be saucer shape,sometimes tipping to show the top or the bottom at other times,eliptical,very bright light at one end and something akin to a power source or surge at the other end.
In total we watched them with binoculars and the naked eye for over half an hour.When they moved to go they went very quickly away from us.
I would be interested to hear if anyone else sighted what we did.For the record this is my (Heidi Sands) second sighting.On New Years eve twenty years ago, I saw exactly the same thing,albeit only one UFO,in Lancashire outside Salwick Automic Energy plant.I was not alone at the time,and there were many reports the following day in the press about similar! sightings.
Please let me know if anyone else saw the same UFO over Burghead/Kinloss as we did.
Thank you.
Subject: More unusual sightings near Aberdeen area on East Coast of
Date: Sat, 22nd May 1999
Time: 23:30 approx
Source: Thanks to UFO Scotland researcher "Richard Gall"
Tonight, while I was out walking my dog I witnessed the best 'unknown' in the sky that I have ever seen. Every night when I walk the dog I usually spend more time looking up than where I'm going when the sky is clear. Tonight the sky was relatively clear with scattered clouds.
Just as I finished the walk and was in my garden I noticed a very bright object in the sky. I assumed it to be a star until I realised it was moving. Secondly, I thought it was a perception error, considering the clouds were moving, I wondered whether or not the movement was 'illusional' as is often the case.
However this was not the case, this very intense white object, larger(brighter) than any star in the sky was obviously very high up, absolutely silent, yet moved across the sky at a good rate. I estimate the sighting lasted about 3 - 4 minutes.
When I first noticed the object it was about 30 degrees above the horizon directly to the south. As the sighting proceeded, the object moved north then gradually turned and headed out to the north east where I eventually lost it behind a thick cloud layer. I did proceed to walk down the hill where there are less lights to see if I could relocate it however this was not the case.
There were no indications of any anticollision beacons or noise to indicate that this was a conventional aircraft. Besides, even if it was a conventional aircraft, if it was high enough that no engine noise could be heard, there is no way it could travel the distance it did in the time it did. I must also emphasise how 'intense' the light appeared.
I would be interested in hearing about any other such cases in Scotland right now. Chances are if I seen it, many people from a wide radius around did too. Since it came up from the south, perhaps some of you down near Fife seen similar object(s) tonight?
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