Scottish Cases from Online Sources
Some UFO websites allow users to enter their own sightings. Not all of those sites are still around, only available via the Internet Archive. I’ve written up a selection of them below, with links to the originals.
Many more case are written up in The Scottish UFO Casebook, available to buy from Lulu. And also from the smaller but free version of the casebook available from the Downloads menu. The free version has 150, the print version has 5× more plus illustrations!
06 Jan 1952 | Linlithgow
At around midday, the witness saw a “…flying disk, circular, shining like stainless steel…” directly overhead, with a rotating outer portion. It seemed to be descending, being the size of the Moon, until it reached a cloud and was concealed by it.
It did not re-emerge, the whole time being silent.
Through an RAF contact, a sighting form was obtained and filled out. But that appeared to end the matter.
July 1967 23:00 | Camelon
A “sphere of light”, forty feet in diameter, was seen ten feet above the houses by a witness when they were eight. It hovered, pulsing, some 250 yards away as seen from the bedroom window. For the next 40 minutes, a light show took place. Initially the light contacted to 20 feet, and it “…rolled over the roof and down to the park…” getting denser and brighter, bouncing around and reaching a peak after twenty minutes.
The impression was that it was spinning, with lights around the outside, changing from red to yellow and going through a sequence of colours. The witness wrote:
“Its colours were a fire-red flickering like as in a fire, within a peachy coloured sphere. Every now and then you would hear a pop-like something. I noticed smaller (about 2 ft) dimmer spheres drop down through the big spheres circumferance, like tail-less sperm entering an egg…”
The ending of the sighting happened when it moved along the line of a hill, then vertically upwards, where it joined “…three stationary black bat-shaped ships waiting for it…” wherupon they all disappeared.
August 1974 | Culloden
A shiny metallic circular object “…maybe about the size of a small car…” was seen at Culloden Moor. It had 3 equally space circles, possibly lights, and was a few feet above a field. The witness was age 9 at the time, and saw it while passing on a school bus. A drawing was given to police.
15 May 1977 02:00 | Kilmarnock
For 20 minutes, flying lights seemed to pace the witness while driving their van. Approaching the town, they drew to a distance of 100 yards, “…opposite a golf course…” where it hovered above some trees in silence.
Stopping to get out, a “…very light motor noise…” was heard, compared to the sound of a hairdryer.
The shape of the object was described as four lights arranged in the shape of a square. It hovered 200ft above the ground.
“After about ten minutes, the craft seemed to edge away slowly in the direction it had come, and then accelerated to a fantastic speed back in the direction of the local airport about 10 miles away.”
The date is uncertain, but was a Sunday morning in the Summer of that year.
15 Jul 1977 21:00 | Glasgow
On an overcast night the witness, with his Dad and a friend of his father’s, were walking home after fishing. On the horizon, a giant orange object appeared, slowly rising upwards. Described as “…like an orange ball at the centre with hundreds of long thin orange spikes protruding from the centre outwards to form a circular shape.”
Another object of the same kind but smaller appeared, next to the first one. Both were around four miles distant. However the two adults could not see them, despite being pointed out. After a minute and a half they disappeared upwards into the clouds.
19 Jul 1977 15:00 | Edinburgh
Two teenagers saw an object they described as a “craft”, shaped like Saturn and metallic pale orange, come in from the south. There, some two miles away, it apparently intentionally wanted to be seen by them, as it moved slowly north.
“It just hung around as if it wanted to be seen and then slid to the south again,almost serenly in fashion.”
They estimated it to be two storeys high, with a ring around the circumference. On the top half were eight darkened portholes, the whole object being surrounded by a haze.
03 Mar 2014 18:30 | Dalry
Two bright white flashing lights were seen in the sky, low down and moving slowly to the east. Ten minutes later, as the witness drove home, three more lights — not as bright — were visible overhead above some power lines, at three times the height.
More lights appeared during the evening, sometimes over the witness’ house, occasionally accompanied by an unusual sound, until 8pm when “…the sky clouded over.”
The witness notes that a few days previously a dark grey helicopter “almost landed” in the field next to the house, hovering twenty feet above the ground. After a minute it left in the direction of Kilbirnie.
30 Oct 2021 21:35 | Dunbartonshire
The witness and his son saw a “triangle craft” with a light at each corner. It flew over them, before it “…disappeared into the clouds…” The sighting took place next to a nuclear base, and this was not the first time it had been seen.