Scotland might be more heavily associated with the Loch Ness Monster than the UFO phenomenon, but back in the 1990s, an extensive spate of sightings within an area that came to be known as the Falkirk Triangle managed to put the town of Bonnybridge – which lies right at the center – on the map.
The earliest sighting during this period was reported in 1992 by local businessman James Walker who had been driving between Falkirk and Bonnybridge when he was stopped by a mysterious, luminous star-shaped object that was hovering in the middle of the road.
The encounter ended when the object flew off at “incredible speed”.
In the months and years that followed, hundreds of UFO sightings were reported in the region, including accounts of alien abductions and people being ‘buzzed’ by strange objects in their cars.
Now Malcolm Robinson, founder of Strange Phenomena Investigations (SPI), is set to film a new documentary focusing on the phenomenon and the region in which the sightings took place.
“Bonnybridge is probably the UK’s main UFO hotspot. We call it a window – it generates a higher concentration of reports than any other place in the UK,” he said.
“Many reports of UFOs in general can have natural explanations or be the result of a misperception – but that few per cent which can’t, are the fly in the ointment, and can be bona fide.”
“I know people can rubbish these reports, but you have to experience it for yourself. I have been in haunted houses and had my hair pulled and been kicked by nothing.”
“That’s when you stop being a skeptic and think, maybe there is something in this…”