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Scottish UFO mystery still endures 40 years on

Posted on Friday, 1 November, 2019 | Comment icon 16 comments

Taylor visiting the site of his UFO encounter. Image Credit: Archival / Edinburgh Evening News
A terrifying encounter with an unidentified flying object left one forestry worker shaken and covered in bruises.
The incident, which took place on November 9th, 1979 at Dechmont Law in Livingston, West Lothian, began when forestry worker Robert "Bob" Taylor unexpectedly stumbled upon a large spherical object in a forest clearing while out walking his dog.

Described by Taylor as a "flying dome", the object appeared to be hovering a few inches above the ground and its surface was made of "a dark metallic material with a rough texture like sandpaper."

Things soon took a rather sinister turn however when two small spheres with metallic spikes emerged, grabbed hold of his clothing and started dragging him across the grass.

It was at this point that Taylor fell unconscious, but when he awoke some hours later he found that his clothes were torn and that he had suffered a series of cuts and bruises all over his body.
He later reported his ordeal to the police who recorded it as an assault, however despite an extensive investigation no explanation for his experience was ever found.

Taylor sadly passed away in 2007 having never found out exactly what happened to him.

"This case stands head and shoulders above any other Scottish case and has the prestigious hallmark of being the only case officially investigated by the police and forensic science laboratories in Great Britain," said Malcolm Robinson who was one of the investigators involved in the case.

"Most, if not all, British UFO researchers would say that this one case provides the best evidence that something, not of this Earth, occurred in that lonely wood and which today, stands the test of time as being one of the biggest UFO cases in the annals of British UFOlogy."

Source: Daily Record | Comments (16)

Tags: UFO, Robert Taylor

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #7 Posted by tortugabob on 1 November, 2019, 16:53
I'll bet that the secret story is he got anally probed too. Nobody wants to talk about it but I haven't ever heard of a UFO encounter where someone wasn't probed  and probed hard. The truth is out there.  
Comment icon #8 Posted by stereologist on 1 November, 2019, 17:12
Tales of gang alien probing are frightening.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Stiff on 1 November, 2019, 20:25
What goes on in the spacecraft... stays in the spacecraft 
Comment icon #10 Posted by Vaz on 2 November, 2019, 10:11
Yes it has to be one of my favourite cases.  Trace evidence, man sustains injuries, torn clothing, police take it seriously. The only lacking element is witnesses. Not surprising due to its location though. The man was a down to earth forestry worker and was respected in his local community.  Must have taken a great deal of guts to come forward.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Vaz on 2 November, 2019, 10:14
Maybe it didn't.  There are a multitude of options, none of which involve the work of human beings.  Whom I might add possessed nothing like this back then and still don't to this day. You might of course agree with one skeptic who maintains it was nothing other than the planet Venus  Each to their own.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Hawken on 2 November, 2019, 10:18
A weather balloon fell on him. Or maybe swamp gas exploded and blew him into the brush.
Comment icon #13 Posted by stereologist on 2 November, 2019, 15:34
This has to be one of t he grand non-events along with the case of another woodsman named Travis Walton. There is nothing in this that isn't prosaic. Ripped trousers, a story, and some marks on the ground. Here is one person that thinks Taylor told a confused story.  
Comment icon #14 Posted by Vaz on 2 November, 2019, 16:07
Yes he was the one who claimed Venus if I recall.  As I said each to their own. A disappearing water tower is original though.
Comment icon #15 Posted by jessicaisparanoid on 5 November, 2019, 9:28
This is one of my all time favourite close encounter cases, If you you search Robert Taylor UFO on YouTube there is a little segment on the case including an interview with him. Alien Abduction Discord
Comment icon #16 Posted by Eldorado on 9 November, 2019, 21:24
Today at the BBC.... "The UFO sighting investigated by the police"

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