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Scotland recorded 33 UFO sightings in 2020


Posted on Wednesday, 20 January, 2021 | Comment icon 3 comments

Scotland was home to several intriguing UFO reports last year. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Neil H
The North West UFO Group has detailed the most notable sightings that occurred over the last 12 months.

Scotland is certainly no stranger to the unexplained given that it is home to the Loch Ness Monster, arguably the world’s most famous cryptozoological enigma, however it is also home to some other mysteries as well, including a plethora of UFO sightings reported in its skies each year.

According to the North West UFO group, there were 33 recorded sightings in 2020, with Lanarkshire, Aberdeenshire and Ayrshire being home to the most sightings during the 12-month period.

One particularly intriguing sighting occurred on January 8th when a witness saw a large triangular object moving across the sky followed by two smaller triangular objects over Lerwick. On April 4th, a witness driving from Annathill to Cumbernauld spotted a bright white light in the sky which changed from orb-shaped to cylindrical over the course of five minutes.

Glasgow saw two notable sightings, one in May involving an orangey red orb in the sky and another in July involving a witness who saw three lights in a triangular formation which stopped above them, before merging into a single light and zooming away at high speed without making any sound.

Although these and several others remain unexplained, it is believed that Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites – which appear as a row of lights in the sky – were to blame for some of the reports.

This is consistent with similar reports from the UK as a whole over the same period.

Source: Daily Record