UNDATED – 6
UFO INVESTIGATOR CALLS FOR SPACECRAFT INQUIRY
A FIFE-BASED UFO investigator has called for an urgent inter-governmental inquiry into reported sightings of gigantic alien spacecraft off the east coast of Scotland and Iceland in recent months.
Reports by fishermen and military personnel stationed in these areas have led Mr. Bob Stewart of Cupar, an investigator for Stirling-based Strange Phenomenons Investigations (SPI), to demand that the "true facts" of the matter be made known.
He believes it is possible that extra-terrestrial life intent on study or takeover of the human race may already have bases on Earth. This follows recent reports from Scandinavian fishermen of huge triangular objects—some as large as football stadiums—seen emerging from and entering the sea in the North Atlantic.
Mr. Stewart said his sources tell him that in one case, NATO aircraft were scrambled to intercept a 180-foot long object which was accompanied by numerous glass-like balls. In other sightings, similar sized objects are said to have been accompanied by blue fluorescent lights or red balls of light hovering nearby.
In January this year it was claimed that airliners attempting to land at Keflavik airport in Iceland were delayed because UFOs were intruding into civilian air corridors. Similar sightings are said to have been seen down the British coast as far as Lincolnshire.
Meanwhile, fishermen near the Shetlands are said to have encountered Underwater Submarine Objects, or USOs, which subsequently snagged and destroyed their nets.
Speaking yesterday, Mr. Stewart said it was important for him to make clear the difference between mere stories and facts.
"It is important that I keep my finger on the pulse, so to speak, and to do this I must consider all the reports that are made public. It's the facts I want," he added.
"People fishing in the Icelandic waters are seeing some strange things, and although many may have perfectly logical explanations, many have not been satisfactorily explained."
The investigator, who regularly attends SPI meetings across the country, has also been very interested in reported confrontations with close encounters in the Fife and Tayside areas over the past year or so.
In February 1996 he interviewed witnesses of Broughty Ferry's Orchar Park sighting when several children said they were approached by a giant object, which was described as "like a rugby ball with lights."
He also took an interest in a report from a few weeks ago that a civilian employee working late shift at RAF Leuchars was "buzzed" by a UFO while sitting at the Reres Wood end of the runway one dark night.
Meanwhile, at the latest SPI meeting in Stirling, Mr. Stewart was intrigued to learn that the alleged landing site of a UFO said to have touched down in Fife last September was a field at Newton of Falkland in the shadow of the Lomond Hills. Countless other tales of lights in the sky have also been reported.
Like the other sightings worldwide, none or these local mysteries has ever been officially explained.
Reference for the above text is: From Lucius Farish, UFO News clipping service dated Sept. 1997.
Original source: Courier & Advertiser, Dundee, Scotland, May 6, 1997.
UFOCAT PRN – NONE
Europe – United Kingdom, Scotland, Fife
Fife Latitude 56-15-00 N, Longitude 003-10-00 W (D-M-S) [first-order admin. div.]
Cupar Latitude 56-19-00 N, Longitude 003-01-00 W [populated place]
Leuchars Latitude 56-23-00 N, Longitude 002-53-00 W [populated place]
Lomond Hills Latitude 56-14-00 N, Longitude 003-15-00 W [hills]
Falkland Latitude 56-15-00 N, Longitude 003-12-00 W [populated place]
Newton of Falkland Latitude 56-15-00 N, Longitude 003-11-24 W [populated place – Fife)
Reres Wood Latitude 56-22-59 N, Longitude 002-50-08 W [forest/wood - in Fife County]
Europe – United Kingdom, England
Lincolnshire Latitude 53-10-00 N, Longitude 000-15-00 W [first-order admin. div.]
Europe – United Kingdom, Scotland
Shetlands Latitude 60-30-00 N, Longitude 001-00-00 W [islands - Shetland Islands]
Tayside Latitude 56-25-00 N, Longitude 003-32-00 W [historical first-order admin. div.]
Broughty Ferry Latitude 56-28-00 N, Longitude 002-52-00 W [populated place]
Keflavík Airport Latitude 63° 59′ 6″ N, Longitude 22° 36′ 20″ W [Reykjavík-Keflavík Airport]