Friday, August 18, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

UFO hovers in sky for 5 hours over Scotland

Posted on Thursday, 18 October, 2012 | Comment icon 46 comments


Image credit: Ctd 2005

 
A family were left shaken after seeing strange lights in the sky near their home for several hours.

Grandmother Morag Ritchie was the first to witness the spectacle after waking up at 2am on Saturday. "I saw lights in the sky and thought it was a strange looking star," she said. "When I looked closer, I realised they were moving in a spinning motion and then occasionally something shot off to the side. I kept going back to my bed but I was so unsettled that I continued waking up."

Soon the other members of her family had become aware of the strange lights, Ritchie's 27-year old daughter grabbed a camera and proceeded to film them. "It was really scary, Iím actually still scared just in case something happens; like the alien invasion in Mars Attacks," she said. "It didnít seem to be too far away from our house. A light flashed then flashed again and spun around. It was really freaky."

"An Aberdeenshire family were left terrified after a UFO invaded the skies above their home for nearly five hours."

  View: Full article

 Source: STV


  Discuss: View comments (46)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #37 Posted by DKO on 19 October, 2012, 10:11
There is no way to tell if it's in the sky or on the edge of a cliff or hill in the distance. I know boony said the area is a fairly flat area but there is no real proof that it was actually taken at their home. I'm leaning towards some campfires on top of a hill or something similar. This photo was first reported as a UFO flying in the sky. Apparently ended up being a outdoor rave on the top of a hill.
Comment icon #38 Posted by Falael on 19 October, 2012, 11:39
Alert! Chinese lanterns are attacking!
Comment icon #39 Posted by C235 on 19 October, 2012, 14:15
5 hours!! I would have catch one!
Comment icon #40 Posted by Lava_Lady on 19 October, 2012, 20:24
I'm going to give this family the benefit of the doubt and assume they are not hoaxers. However, the video does not help their case, all I see is 3 shaky white lights. I think those are probably something explainable but I don't know the area. Mistaken identity.
Comment icon #41 Posted by DONTEATUS on 19 October, 2012, 21:24
Watch-em-while you can Dec 12th is upon us sooner than you think!
Comment icon #42 Posted by spud the mackem on 19 October, 2012, 21:55
Dont knock them, this is almost identical to what I and a full crew of 48 men on a tanker saw above the ship off the Grand Banks area of the Atlantic for about an hour, about 40 yrs ago. It was reported at the time to the U.S Coastguard, who said they didn't have any vessels or aircraft in that area, and so it "died",apart from the guys who saw it. But if you tell a story like that you are generally laughed at,and of course the Sceptics wouldn't believe it, even if one landed on their lawn.
Comment icon #43 Posted by spud the mackem on 19 October, 2012, 21:58
There is no way to tell if it's in the sky or on the edge of a cliff or hill in the distance. I know boony said the area is a fairly flat area but there is no real proof that it was actually taken at their home. I'm leaning towards some campfires on top of a hill or something similar. This photo was first reported as a UFO flying in the sky. Apparently ended up being a outdoor rave on the top of a hill. Scotsmen dont light fires on top of hills unless they are under attack by the English
Comment icon #44 Posted by supervike on 20 October, 2012, 3:13
Some great comments by the family: 'Ritchie's daughter Cara, 27, said: "It was really scary, Iím actually still scared just in case something happens; like the alien invasion in Mars Attacks.' Love the fact they use Mars Attacks as a point of reference, as if it was a documentary. Yeah, but have you seen Mars Attacks? Absolutely frightening!! All those big stars in a 2 hour stinkfest!
Comment icon #45 Posted by highdesert50 on 26 October, 2012, 13:02
Giving the family the benefit of the doubt, they would have likely noticed motor traffic in the vicinity over the years. Since there is no reference to the horizon, another option might be arcing on high voltage power lines which has been mistaken for such events as ball lightning. Realistically, I unfortunately cannot imagine these are alien visitors as they would most likely have technology to cloak themselves; something we are currently capable of in a limited manner even given our meager abilities.
Comment icon #46 Posted by Eldorado on 26 October, 2012, 14:28
Giving the family the benefit of the doubt, they would have likely noticed motor traffic in the vicinity over the years. Since there is no reference to the horizon, another option might be arcing on high voltage power lines which has been mistaken for such events as ball lightning. Realistically, I unfortunately cannot imagine these are alien visitors as they would most likely have technology to cloak themselves; something we are currently capable of in a limited manner even given our meager abilities. I agree! Except for the cloaking themselves part. If they've got money on them, there's no c... [More]


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5968766
256920
168827

 
Mars rovers to focus on the search for life
8-18-2017
Two upcoming Mars rover missions will attempt to determine if the Red Planet was once home to life.
Thieves in Germany steal 20 tons of chocolate
8-18-2017
The unusual heist saw a trailer loaded with confectionery being driven away in the town of Neustadt.
Mystery of distant Kuiper Belt object deepens
8-17-2017
The next target of NASA's New Horizons probe is a space rock with some rather intriguing properties.
Scientists solve animal evolution mystery
8-17-2017
A sea algae boom has been credited with the rise of the first complex life forms in Earth's distant past.
Other news in this category
Eden Project UFO revealed as publicity stunt
Posted 7-25-2017 | 14 comments
Videos and pictures of an alleged UFO over Cornwall have turned out to be part of a promotional exercise....
 
Mystery surrounds black 'smoke vortex' UFOs
Posted 7-14-2017 | 13 comments
A peculiar aerial phenomenon has been sighted in countries all across the world in recent years....
 
Diamond-shaped 'UFO' appears over Siberia
Posted 7-9-2017 | 21 comments
Footage allegedly recorded at the time of the sighting has since managed to make its way on to YouTube....
 
70 years on, Roswell continues to intrigue
Posted 7-8-2017 | 119 comments
Today marks 70 years since the recovery of a 'flying disc' at a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico....
 
UFO dossier covered up using EU legislation
Posted 7-6-2017 | 10 comments
The Civil Aviation Authority has been using an EU law to withhold information about pilot UFO sightings....
 
UK UFO files have finally been released
Posted 6-24-2017 | 15 comments
The National Archives has published a collection of 15 Ministry of Defence files on the subject of UFOs....
 
Kurt Russell was mystery Phoenix Lights pilot
Posted 6-19-2017 | 15 comments
The pilot who famously reported witnessing the 1997 Phoenix Lights was actually actor Kurt Russell....
 
UFO drama 'Blue Book' inspired by real events
Posted 5-29-2017 | 5 comments
'Back to the Future' director Robert Zemeckis will be producing a new TV series about Project Blue Book....
 
UFO dossier may be released after UK election
Posted 5-22-2017 | 12 comments
A selection of previously withheld documents about UFOs could be seeing a release in the near future....
 
Australian UFO group quizzed over tax funds
Posted 5-19-2017 | 5 comments
An investigation has been launched after it emerged that the group had received almost $6,000 in grants....
 
California is home to the most UFO sightings
Posted 5-1-2017 | 13 comments
More UFOs have been reported over California than any other US state, claims a new book on UFO encounters....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ