Appearance / Description of Object(s)
perfect round object. Like using a protacter to draw a perect circle of pure white brillient white light in the sky.
Size of Object(s)
20ft or more in diameter
Object(s) & Altitude
30ft away and 20ft up in the sky
Description of Area / Surroundings
at one end of a large playpark, right next to a housing scheme in a small town. Nearest feature of interest - the Bathgate hills, Cairnpapple, well know ancient sight of worship.
Full Description & Details
myself and two friends aged 11 or 12, 1975 or 1976, saw this ufo. I've always thought that this would make the sighting less believable, because of our ages, but this has played on my mind, and I am grateful to be able to get it out there. I am not a fantasised, this happened. The other thing which makes me feel that people will not believe me is that it predates the dechmont law or any other sighting (known to me) in this area.
We were standing at the corner of King George's park in Whitburn, it was dark, but obviously not too late as we had school the next day. We all spotted a round bright white object in the sky at the opposite end of the park. The park is the size of a full football pitch, maybe a little larger and was so high in the night sky, that we at first thought that it was the moon! We were discussing what it was - it was not the moon, it was too perfectly round and bright white, I mean white, white, white light, clearly no markings. We thought it was like a torch light being shined up into the sky, but it was as I said a perfect circle of pure white light with no trails or anything attached! We had exhausted all reasonable thought of what it could be, when suddenly, (and I mean so suddenly, at such a speed, that I now know what they mean when they say "warp facter 8" on startreck, ) it shot towards us, to the opposite corner of the park, right in front of us. It was no longer the size of the moon in the sky, it was hovering in front of us and was the size of a two storey house (around 20ft diameter). We were terrified, but could not take our eyes off it. We could see that it was spinning extremely fast around the circumference. We froze, it then sped away (warp facter again) up, up into the sky and into space and disapeared! I'm sure this sounds like a story, but something stranger even then happened. The next thing I remember is being at the end of my road, (which is a good 1/2mile from the park) with only one of my friends. I remember feeling fine, and strangely unaffected by what we had just seen. All 3 of us met at school the next day as usual, but never mentioned it to each other or any one else. I had a shadow of the incident in my memory, but never fully remembered the incident until I was 26yrs old, when it came flooding back as clear as the day it happened. I felt rather disturbed by the memory and now realise that the other 2 witnesses never spoke of the incident for all the years after either. I have only since heard of one very similer incident, involving some guys late night fishing in America. The incident involved twins and some ex-military men. The object chased them and they experienced memory loss afterwards. As far as I know it is a well known incident, as it was on a documentary. When I saw the documentary, I felt chilled to the bone, as their explanation of the bright white round object is exactly the same as we
saw. I feel relieved to get this out, and have always wondered if anyone else saw this at this time.
Can sighting be explained as any conventional man-made or natural object?
we tried to describe almost all of the above, but most definately not
I am at this moment a care worker in the community, but I am reasonably educated - 6 0'levels, HNC in contract mgt. and I am currently studying Hypno-analysis.
Views on UFOs, before and after sighting
Before the sighting, it was not a subject that even entered our minds. Not something that ANYONE took seriously back then.
Only since the memory returned when I was 26, did I feel any thing at all about it. Since then I have heard and read about some sightings, but nothing, sounded like this incident. Only when I saw the documentary about the twins in America, did I feel that anyone here on earth has seen the same thing that I have. I feel rather disturbed by it when I think about it, so generaly I dont give it any thought1
I wish I could find out if any one else experienced this, especially at that time and in this area, as I have lost touch with my 2 friends and anyone I talk to about this just thinks that I am hysterical attention seeking female!
Reported Sighting? No
Your Location: west lothian, scotland