The Falkirk Triangle
The small Scottish town of Bonnybridge (pop. 6,000) not far from Edinburgh, bills itself the UFO capital of the world. According to its colourful local councillor, Billy Buchanan, almost half of the town’s residents have seen a UFO at one time or another and on a yearly basis, around 300 sighting reports are received from Bonnybridge and its environs – an area stretching from Stirling to the outskirts of Edinburgh which has been dubbed the “Falkirk Triangle”.
It all started in 1992 when James Walker noticed some strange lights in the sky while driving home. At first he thought they were stars but was startled when he saw them move and assumed a triangle shape. Since then, UFO sightings have been coming in thick and fast in Bonnybridge. Local politician Billy Buchanan, in among all the other mundane problems such as burst water mains and inadequate rubbish collection which his constituents asked him to solve, found himself receiving more and more complaints about UFOs. Eventually, these reached such a volume that he felt he could ignore the issue no longer. He chose to go public with it, attracting massive media attention to the town. Councillor Buchanan wrote to the Queen, the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Defence, demanding that the UFO reports be investigated. Predictably, the publicity generated resulted in even more people coming forward, claiming to have seen UFOs.
The Falkirk Triangle.
The London Observer claims that Scotland is usually associated with spectacular mountains and tumbling rivers.But Scotland has a proud new boast; it has become the landing strip of choice for flying saucers and other mysterious, metallic, hovering craft. More odd incoming craft have been tracked over the hills and glens than anywhere else on Earth, and UFO enthusiasts are flocking north to experience close encounters of the Caledonian kind. A survey published reveals that 300 UFOs are seen in Scotland each year -- four times as many as in France and Italy, which appear to be aliens' next favourite destinations. When you think of the number of sightings in Scotland compared to the size of its population, it is phenomenal. Yet it is not remote Highland that play host to the visitors. The Nineties saw a sudden surge of sightings in the central Scottish areas of West Lothian and Stirlingshire, and particularly around Bonnybridge, near Falkirk. 'The area has become known as the Falkirk triangle. Some people have encountered shimmering discs just yards away from their bodies, while others said they had been attacked by UFOs. The most famous such incident occurred in 1979, when forestry worker Bob Taylor claimed a gang of large shimmering spheres, with spikes protruding from them like naval mines, set upon him. Thousands of reported encounters and UFO spotters followed. There are three airports and a gas-flaring oil terminal within a 30-mile radius.Craig Malcolm took footage of a ball of light dog-legging back and forth across a clear sky. A plane-like object with no wings sent 'black reek belching out the back of it as it soared off.
The most obvious, stupid flaw in the propaganda, disseminated under cover of such T.V. series as The X-Files and Sightings, is the fact that, if all the paranormal stuff pushed by such programs were really so damned secret, why would prime-time T.V. programs try so hard to convince you it is true, or even tell you about it? Since when does government disclose, or allow the disclosure of, its biggest secrets, on prime-time, big-network T.V., which is all owned and controlled by the Illuminati, and policed by the OSI/CIA? In respect to “military secrets”, what you see and think, is what they want you to see and think, they think.
Originally posted by nomadros
Yup the 1979 Livingston incident that you have in your thread about UFO occupants is near Falkirk. Tarbrax, where 2 guys got abducted, is just to the South.
Documentary: the West Lothian question
Part 1: Highest Strangeness UFO Cases in Scotland
Illustration of individual small, grey beings inside transparent “pods” or “bubbles” during the September 23, 1996, “Fife Incident” in rural central Scotland near Freuchie, Fife County, about 35 miles from Bonnybridge. Graphic © Mansfield UFO Group.
There was very little if any accurate information published on Vicki Landrum before this book in 1993, after which OSI writers and film makers quickly glommed onto her, to obliterate what I said, with more falsified or distorted descriptions of the event. Since that time, Vicki has stuck to the truth and refused to lie like they want her to ....to say she saw ‘little green men’, “was abducted”, or “suffered time loss”.
UK Ministers were alerted to Perthshire sighting of UFO
Photographs taken of a UFO hovering next to an RAF jet over Perthshire were treated seriously by military investigators, just-released Ministry of Defence files show.
Witnesses saw the mysterious, large diamond-shaped object hanging over the A9 at Calvine, north of Pitlochry, in August 1990. The object remained in position for about 10 minutes next to an RAF Harrier before the UFO ascended vertically at high speed.
UFOs are no stranger to Scotland. Bonnybridge and West Kilbride have a history of unusual sightings dating back decades.
Date: October 17th 2009
Time: 6.15 pm
Location: M 80 approaching Glasgow, Scotland
Received a submission from Bette (nick name) yesterday (October 20, 2009). She managed to photograph an unusal object and was kind enough to send the photograph to us, along with her comments.
Bette describes her experience:
Taken on October 17th 2009, approximately 6.15 pm, driving to a concert - the Spandau Ballet Reformation Concert at the SECC Glasgow, Scotland.
Just a simple sunset scene, I chose to take, but on downloading the photos, on my return home, my son noticed the black object in the top left hand side of the frame.
I checked my digital camera for dirt on the lens..and there was none.
Likewise, I phoned my brother to ask him to check his windscreen...nothing there. He had NOT used his wiper blades on that journey!!! as it was a clear, dry evening!!
I have since zoomed in on this object and likewise, a friend has magnified it and it does not appear to be a plane, helicopter, weather balloon, chinese lantern and /or bird.
1989 Bonnybridge, near Shieldhill, Scotland:
In a well-witnessed UFO sighting, a fire crew were attending a blaze at Gradrum Moss, when a red object appeared to be hovering in the distance. This came towards the fire engine and then flew off towards the West. A second object then appeared, it was white and hovered above Loch Ellrig at about twenty feet from the witnesses. This then rushed towards them before veering away at the last moment. A third object was also seen passing overhead. The case was investigated by Malcolm Robinson. The press were soon to dub Bonnybridge 'The UFO Capital of Scotland' after a spate of sightings.
19th January 1994 around 7.00pm Larbert, Bonnybridge: An 18 second film was taken of a white light that had earlier been seen to keep pace with a car. There were six witnesses to the encounter, and the film showed a white light that seemed to emit a smaller white light from it.
ANOTHER strange flying object has been spotted in the skies above Bonnybridge.
Local residents contacted The Falkirk Herald to provide eye-witness accounts of a mysterious flying object last Thursday night. It is the latest unexplained sighting in the village, which has become known as Scotland's 'UFO capital.'
Colin Doyle,(28), from Hallglen, said: "My colleague and I were just coming back from a job in Bonnybridge about half past 9 and we saw this object with flashing lights in the sky.
"By the shape of it there was no way it was a plane. It looked oval shaped with flashing lights all around it, so we got out the van to have a look.
"After hovering for a while, it then just shot up into the sky and the speed it was going was phenomenal."
He added: "Before I just didn't believe these stories, but now I can safely say I do believe there must be something."
Gary Harkins (28), from Bonnybridge, said: "I was out walking my dog along the canal at Bonnybridge around about half 9 and saw this object in the sky and there was no way it was an aircraft.
"It was kind of saucer-shaped and was hovering above the ground around the height of high-rise flats and had flashing lights.
"The object continued to hover about for a few minutes and then just shot away at unbelievable speed.
"Seeing something like that just takes your breath away," he added.
Bonnybridge councillor Billy Buchanan, said: "These sightings highlight that the phenomenon is still ongoing, as people are still seeing something which has no rational explanation."
"The more people come forward and report these incidents and put them on record, the greater the credibility.