An artist's depiction
The Scottish Mines sighting was an extraterrestrial sighting that took place on November 9, 1979, in Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom. The witness was Robert Taylor, a forester from West Lothian, Scotland. While inspecting young trees with his dog, Robert encountered a large spherical object surrounded by small, mine-like creatures.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
The larger object was hovering above the ground, neither moving nor making any sound. The "thing" was dark grey with a texture similar to that of sandpaper. It appeared to become transparent in one area or another, seemingly, to Taylor, to "camouflage" itself. The "craft" was estimated to be 20 feet in diameter.
The smaller objects had a color and texture similar to that of the "parent" object, but were outfitted with appendages like those of a sea urchin. They rolled on a horizontal axis and made a "plopping" noise as the "legs" made contact with the ground.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Robert Taylor claimed that soon after coming upon the craft, two of the small objects grabbed his pant legs with their appendages and began to drag him towards the larger object before he lost consciousness. When he regained consciousness, all of the objects, larger and small, had disappeared.