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It’s hard to imagine the industrial town of Bonnybridge near Falkirk as a portal to another dimension but the everyday hustle and bustle of the area hides a more mysterious and sinister background.
Nicknamed the ‘UFO capital of Scotland’, Bonnybridge is a hotspot for extra-terrestrial activity and people from around the world have come to the town to gaze at the skies above. Some reports state there are over 300 UFO sightings a year in the town alone.
UFO expert and author of ‘Beyond the Falkirk Triangle,’ Ronald Halliday believes that Scotland’s twilight zone isn’t just restricted to the Falkirk area and there are strange lights to be seen all over the country. Is there something strange going on in Scotland’s skies?
Speaking to The Hour Ronald said: “People do have close up encounters and people do claim to have seen things that are very hard to explain right away.
“There have been thousands of reported sightings in Scotland and in fact the country has been labeled the UFO capital of the world. There has even been some suggestion that Scotland acts as a window into another dimension.
“Again, there have been thousands of reported sightings of UFOs in Bonnybridge over the years and all sort of strange things have been happening. People from all over the world have gone there to see if they can spot something. If you want to see a UFO come to Scotland.”
The release of previously confidential MOD files by the National Archive in 2008 unraveled further suspicions of potential unidentified objects in Scotland’s skies.
From 1940 onwards various eyewitness accounts have included everything from mysterious beams of light in Lennoxtown to an alleged abduction in Livingston.
Despite its reputation as a hotspot for alien activity, Ronald insists that it has never been more important to validate potential sightings and check for signs of false or natural explanations.
“I think we have got to be critical about the whole thing. You can’t accept every claim that someone has seen something strange unless there is real evidence; you have to evaluate it and take a look to see if we can explain it through science or natural phenomenon.
“People think they have seen something strange but when you take a look and investigate it you find out that really there is nothing behind it.”
However, one would be advised to keep your eyes on the Scottish skies for now. As the use of camera-phones and handheld recording equipment grows, so too does the chance of spotting a UFO – just make sure to wear a warm jacket.
“I’d advice [UFO hunters] to take a very warm coat and be prepared to spend some time in an isolated spot. You don’t want to be near a city.”
A new film explores legends of mind control, time travel, and other experiments in the presence of extraterrestrials that supposedly took place at an Air Force base in Montauk, New York.
The town of Montauk is located on the eastern tip of Long Island, New York. It was once home to the now-decommissioned Camp Hero, a former station of the U.S. Air Force. This base is haunted by tales of secret experiments that supposedly took place beneath its surface in the 1970s. These tales are explored in Montauk Chronicles, a new film by Christopher P. Garetano.
The general plot is explained on the film’s website:
Alfred Bielek, Stewart Swerdlow, And Preston Nichols all tell tales of experiments that were conducted on nearly one hundred thousand people over the course of about ten years. Kidnappings, murder, torture, time travel, mind control, and extra terrestrial contact are all said to have occurred at Camp Hero.
Lee Speigel from AOL and Huffington Post recently interviewed the film’s director. Watch the interview here –
Montauk Chronicles is scheduled to be released on July 7th, 2011.
The Americas’ earliest known artist was an Ice Age hunter in what is now Florida, a new study confirms.
The carved bone, which depicts a walking mammoth, was found near Vero Beach in east-central Florida in 2006 or 2007. Since its discovery, scientists have been working to determine the authenticity of the 13,000-year-old artifact. Now, several experiments reveal the etching is indeed ancient, scientists reported recently in the Journal of Archaeological Science.
“This is an incredibly exciting discovery,” study co-author Dennis Stanford, an anthropologist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, said in a statement.
“There are hundreds of depictions of proboscideans [the order of animals with trunks] on cave walls and carved into bones in Europe, but none from America—until now.”
Since the carving does not really look like any of the mammoth incisings and cave art that come from Europe, “it could be the people were here doing their own art, and may have had a memory of art in the Old World,” speculated study leader Barbara Purdy, a professor emerita at the University of Florida.
Many U.S. presidents during their terms were seriously interested in UFOs and extraterrestrial intelligence issues, and some of them even had a chance to make contact with aliens. We turn to the recently declassified archives of ufology. Let’s start with 1948, when President Harry S. Truman summoned his Assistant Robert Landry to the Oval Office.
Truman gave him the order to make reports every three months on the flying saucers observed over the country. Once, Truman asked to investigate the case of the appearance of mysterious object over Washington that he observed through his window.
CIA agent Gerald Haines said that in July of 1952 the presidential administration was seriously disturbed by a “massive wave of UFO sightings over the United States.” There was even an order to shoot down unidentified flying objects.
Most of all “UFO” rumor refer to Dwight Eisenhower. There is documentary evidence that in 1952 something extraordinary happened with Eisenhower. Here is the story of a naval officer who at that time served on the aircraft carrier “Franklin Roosevelt”:
“We were to the north-east of England with a fleet of NATO. Around 1:30 am to the right side of us a large blue-white UFO appeared. It came down and hovered 30 meters above the water. The UFO then rose and flew off to the left. General Eisenhower, who arrived by helicopter with the admiral of the fleet, stepped out on the bridge at that very moment. We watched the UFO for about ten minutes.”
Of course, we can assume that this is just another UFO tale. However, the events of January of 1972 made a great deal of noise.
On January 12th Oklahoma resident Sherry Eckhardt was on the phone with her mother. Suddenly, something cracked in the receiver and there was an unfamiliar voice: “We issued an alarm … We are getting objects with a radar that appear on the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico … Fighters are on the way … An object has fallen into the Pacific Ocean, the fighters are shot down.”
Astonished, Sherry gave her husband a sign to pick up the phone in another room. They heard: “Call the president on the phone!”
Then they heard a voice similar to that of Richard Nixon.
Of course, the couple told everything to the reporters. A scandal erupted. The White House and Air Force service made a televised rebuttal: there were no UFOs, nobody was knocked down. However, officers of the local telephone exchange have publicly stated that theoretically Eckhart could be mistakenly connected to the line of government communications.
But the most striking, absolutely reliable evidence of contact with the UFO was left by President Carter. It happened on January 6, 1969. Carter saw a large glowing object in the sky that was changing colors. “It was the most devilish of all the stuff I’ve ever seen,” the former president said.
During his presidential campaign, Carter promised to declassify all information about UFO sightings in the U.S. He kept his word, and a number of documents became available to the public, including ufologists.
Ronald Reagan was another president who observed UFOs even back when he was still a governor. It happened when the president was on a plane. This is what Reagan later told the reporter Norman Miller:
“We followed it for several minutes. It was a bright white light. We followed it to Bakersfield, and all of a sudden to our utter amazement it went straight up into the heavens.”