posted on Jul, 5 2007 @ 06:17 AM
Sighting date: 16th August 1997
Nine neighbours claim to have seen an amazing Star Wars - style UFO battle over their homes in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland..
Stunned David Ledger and his girlfriend Karen Williams watched as a huge orange object cruised silently overhead as they took their dogs for a
Soon more star shaped craft appeared - and the couple frantically roused neighbours in to witness the sighting.
David, 35, said: "The Orange object covered three - quarters of the sky in about 30 seconds then stopped.
"What looked like a shooting star zig-zagged towards it and it shot off in the opposite direction. This happened at least five times. One UFO passed
right over our heads."
All nine friends watched as the glittering craft attacked and dodged each other in a 45-minute lightshow.
Another witness, labourer David Walker, said: "They weren't shooting stars. Shooting stars do not stop, hang about for a minute then fly away
going on in the sky and we just locked the door and ran down to where everyone had gathered.
"We stood and watched with everyone else. There were loads of pod-like lights zipping around the sky, but they weren't going straight - they were
weaving from side to side, gliding in front and behind each other.
"I had grabbed our video camera but it didn't record it clearly. There was so much going on and it must have lasted for a good couple of hours
because it was still going on when we decided to go home."
Amazingly Steven and his pal David Walker had experienced their own close encounter, two years earlier, walking on country backroads towards
Stephen said: "I was already convinced about UFOs. David and I watched a large silver object, shaped like a teardrop, descend into woods near
Kirkcaldy, two years ago. We never really talked about it. Now and again we'd bring it up between ourselves.
"We watched this craft for ages, hovering just above the woods about 100 yards from the road.
"It was shiny silver, more a sort of silvery grey metallic, but it hung around for ages, and when it turned, its underside was just a dazzling
"Now I was standing again with David watching another phenomenon."
David, 21, said: "It was unbelievable. My wife Nicola and I heard all this shouting so we went to have a look from our verandah.
Everyone was out in the garden below so Nicola and I joined them.
"At first we couldn't see anything. Then we saw all these white lights and four or five of them were flying in some sort of pattern, weaving and
diving from side to side. They were travelling very fast. One went behind another and it disappeared then the same thing happened again. It really was
very unusual. None of us had ever seen anything like it before.
"They weren't shooting stars because they did not fall and they did not leave a trail behind them. Also, shooting stars do not stop, hang about for
a minute then fly away again."
Another witness, social care worker Terry March, also rushed outside.
He said: "I saw a star-like object which was being attacked by another similar object. Then I saw a large flash, like a laser."
And Alfonso Clark, 23, said: "I am now positive there is much more to this than meets the eye. Before all this happened I'd have found it all pretty
hard to believe."
Jim Fay and his son Mark were watching TV when David came banging on their door.
Jim, 49, said: "Both of us rushed outside to see what all the commotion was.
"We watched four or five lights, all travelling sideways, Criss-crossing over each other, cutting through each other's path with the most amazing
precision. All this activity seemed to be heading towards the River Forth.We watched it for about 35 minutes. We couldn't believe what we were
Mark, 13, said: "I only told a couple of my pals about it because I thought everyone would think I was mad.
"Dad and I watched these lights. They were like stars only much too fast, cutting through each other's path, sometimes in front, sometimes behind
but they moved sideways, not in front of each other.
"I was glad David had shouted on us or else we'd have missed it."