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Has Britain's Roswell finally been solved ?

Posted on Monday, 4 May, 2015 | Comment icon 24 comments

The object was discovered on a remote Scottish hillside. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Calum McRoberts
Author David Clarke believes he has found the answer to one of Britain's most enduring UFO mysteries.
In 1962 Donald McKenzie, a shepherd who had been tending to his animals on a remote Scottish hillside, came across a large unidentified box-shaped object lying on the grass.

Unable to determine what it was or where it had come from he decided to report it to the local authorities. When Royal Air Force investigators traveled to the area to examine the capsule however what they found left them utterly perplexed.

The 'box' turned out to be some sort of vessel that was large enough for someone to fit inside while canisters of a clear fluid were found littered around the site. When James Sims, the man in charge of the investigation, attempted to report what he had found to his superiors he ended up being told that the object was none of his concern and the whole thing ended up being swept under the carpet.
Over the years many theories have been put forward in an effort to explain the nature and origins of the mysterious object - not least of which being that it had come from outer space.

Now however David Clarke, an author and researcher who has spent time trawling through declassified government documents in an attempt to get to the bottom of the mystery, has been able to determine that the object was probably part of a secret US intelligence gathering experiment.

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During the Cold War the CIA had been attempting to use high-altitude balloons to take photographs of sensitive sites in the Soviet Union, a project that they had code-named 'Moby Dick'.

In all likelihood the object that was found in Scotland had been one of these reconnaissance balloons that had floated miles off course, crashed on to a remote hillside and then lain there for several years before it was finally discovered by Donald McKenzie.

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Comment icon #15 Posted by psyche101 on 6 May, 2015, 5:16
I admit that this may have been a balloon or something similar but I do get a little tired of David Clarke and Andy Roberts' attempts to 'normailse' everything. Sometimes people see things that can't be explained in the prosaic way... these are the interesting ones and they do occur Everything has an answer, it just depends on how long it takes to find it. Some of us appreciate the in depth investigation to clear up mysteries, after all, is that not why mysteries exist?? I know, how dare we have a Roswell without aliens........
Comment icon #16 Posted by psyche101 on 6 May, 2015, 5:25
The object lay there for several years before it was discovered and once discovered, it was not investigated for a further 3 months . Upon investigation , the cover up began . It was most likely the pay load from a spy balloon but due to the cover stories released , we will probably never know what its exact purpose was or even what organisation it came from . LOL, got paranoia? The cover up was in the 60's ended decades ago, the Soviets found one of these too, and were not too happy about the camera hanging of the bottom of it. We know the exact purpose, and the organisation, if one was to em... [More]
Comment icon #17 Posted by psyche101 on 6 May, 2015, 5:27
A balloon Yeah, but have you seen it??? Balloons are not all created equally. Don't dis the balloon until you look at it!! Balloons tend to mean fun, balloon rides, parties, not sure what you have against balloons
Comment icon #18 Posted by psyche101 on 6 May, 2015, 5:29
The object came down near Easter Ross, which is just north of Inverness in the northeast of Scotland. There were a number of RAF bases up there - e.g. Lossiemouth. Could part of a fighter or other type of plane have fallen off? Why would it be a fighter and not part of Moby Dick? Wouldn't that be rather easy to determine?? I realise her only has written records to resolve the issue, but they seem to marry quite well??
Comment icon #19 Posted by cal04038 on 7 May, 2015, 2:42
Does Mr. David Clarke really believe this is a solution to the mystery? In that era, there were two ready-made explanations; Swamp Gas and Weather Balloons. It appears that Mr. Clarke uncovered a cover story. Perhaps there is a declassified photo of an actual 'Moby Dick' capsule to be compared to the witness accounts? I wouldn't be so quick to cry, "Eureka".
Comment icon #20 Posted by DieChecker on 7 May, 2015, 5:44
According to this link... Moby Dick used Gopher gondolas. Here is a pic.... What was the deion of the object found again? From the OP Link... The mystery began in 1962 when a Scottish shepherd named Donald McKenzie was tending to his flock on a rural hillside. He came across a strange, box-like object just lying on the ground an object that clearly came from somewhere very far away.McKenzie reported his finding to the authorities, but the Royal Air Force was in no hurry to check it out. But check it out they did, about three months later. The RAF investigators were stunned and baffled by the... [More]
Comment icon #21 Posted by Derek Willis on 7 May, 2015, 8:06
Why would it be a fighter and not part of Moby Dick? Wouldn't that be rather easy to determine?? I realise her only has written records to resolve the issue, but they seem to marry quite well?? I suggested it could have been a part off a plane for two reasons. Firstly, in that area of Scotland back in the 1960s - and I went there on holiday as a child in 1968 - the skies were full of military planes because there were a number of RAF bases nearby. On the day we arrived, part of the beach was cordoned off because a wing fuel tank had fallen off a plane a few days earlier and the beach was being... [More]
Comment icon #22 Posted by cyclopes500 on 7 May, 2015, 23:11
Purely out of interest. Has anybody heard of fingerprints being found on any possible alien artefacts like this?
Comment icon #23 Posted by freetoroam on 8 May, 2015, 0:49
Purely out of interest. Has anybody heard of fingerprints being found on any possible alien artefacts like this? Donald McKenzie's are likely to be on it.
Comment icon #24 Posted by TheGreatBeliever on 13 June, 2015, 4:34
I believe lots of ufo related sightings/incidents r human made. But some could be true thou. Especially those from 1900 n before cos there were no planes then...

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