Details have emerged of a mountain rescue team that came across alleged Sputnik debris in 1962.
Sputnik was the name given to a series of satellites launched by the Soviet Union and which kick started the space race. In 1962 a shepherd reported finding strange debris thought to be from one of these satellites in the Scottish Highlands, prompting a mountain rescue team to go and investigate.
David "Heavy" Whalley has been researching the case. "They found various bits and pieces," he said. "They included a part with Russian and pictures on it explaining what to do if the satellite was found crashed, and that a reward would be given for its return. Jack said the team were told to keep quiet about what they found."
"A former RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team leader has told how he sought evidence that a Russian satellite crashed in the Highlands 50 years ago."
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