posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 07:12 AM
Emergency services were called out to investigate reports of a 'round, balloon-like' object falling from the sky near the village of Dores.
The emergency services undertook a night-time search of Loch Ness after reports a balloon-like object had fallen from the sky.
The police, coastguard, lifeboat and an RAF search and rescue helicopter scoured the area but found nothing.
The alarm was raised at 20:00 on Saturday after members of the public said they saw a blue object fall on the south of the Loch, near Dores.
Police thought it might have been a hang glider or microlight.
However, following a three-hour search the emergency services could find "nothing untoward".
Loch Ness RNLI crew member, Vivian Bailey, said: "Speed of arrival on scene was essential and we were able to link our search efforts with those of
the Coastguard and RAF, something we practice regularly.
"We believe the reports were based on sightings causing genuine concern and we commend the actions of the members of the public that contacted the
One resident said "I pointed out a white globe that I thought was a star initially but it moved across the sky. It was very far away. Could have been
anything and it was on a steady path.
"I just remembered thinking I could see it but not hear it and it was an unusual flight path from that direction."
The fact one resident said it was white, other say it was blue, would probably make it reflective.. weather ballon me thinks...?
Two external links:
BBC News article
STV news article