The UFO Phenomenon
New screenplay tells story of West Lothian UFO incident
By T.K. Randall
October 21, 2021 · 3 comments
Robert Taylor at the scene of the incident. Image Credit: Archival / Edinburgh Evening News
The feature film script tells the story of a man who was attacked by aliens in a remote Scottish forest in 1979.
The man behind the new screenplay, James Turner, had long held an interest in the story and was able to obtain exclusive rights to turn it into a movie script from author Malcolm Robinson who wrote a book - 'The Dechmont Woods UFO Incident'
- featuring witness testimonies from the time of the incident.
"I used to camp out with my friends at the exact location of where the plaque to Robert Taylor is where we would have a campfire and tell stories about aliens and talk about movies we liked," said Turner.
His screenplay has since been shortlisted for the prestigious Page Turner Screenplay Awards.
The incident itself, 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 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.
Source: Daily Record
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