September 23, 1996
Location: Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
three witnesses in the car became aware of a tremendously
bright white light on the ground beside a group of trees.
Also observed by them at this point was an immense bright
blue glow which was shining up from the ground and out
through the trees. [Then] events began to take a more
dramatic turn, for whilst they were all captivated by
these spinning lights, Mary suddenly became aware of figures
silhouetted in the lights.
Malcom Robinson, Flying Saucer Review
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Malcolm Robinson, Strange Phenomena Investigations and
FSR Consultant, Scotland
the evening of 23rd September, 1996, Mary Morrison (pseudonym),
accompanied by her ten-year-old son, Peter and her friend,
Jane, (pseudonyms), left their farmhouse to travel to
a nearby town because they had run out of coffee. The
time was around 8:05 p.m. On the way there, they observed
a huge white stationary light in the sky. Initially, they
thought hat this was either an aircraft or a helicopter,
but after a few seconds, the bright light split into two.
They stopped the car, got out, and were further amazed
to see bright spotlights illuminating the ground before
them. All three of them then observed a huge black triangular
object with a number of red lights attached to it. After
a few moments, it gradually drifted away and was lost
their journey back from the shop, they observed the same
or a similar object again, but on this occasion, it appeared
to rush towards their car. Peter was so scared that he
began to cry. This seemed to be conveyed to the object,
for as soon as he started crying, it quickly departed.
Although they were all shaken by the sighting, Mary and
Jane were also intrigued. Back home, they told Jane's
daughter Susan about what they had seen. She thought that
her mother and friend were having a joke with her and
refused to believe them; however, after much persuasion,
she decided to go out into the dark night with them to
see if perhaps the thing was still there.
the car was heading out to where they had had the initial
UFO sighting, all of them in the car became aware of a
tremendously bright white light on the ground beside a
group of trees. Also observed by them at this point was
an immense bright blue glow which was shining up from
the ground and out through the trees. They likened it
to a bright searchlight as it continued its spinning movements
out through the trees.
an effort to get closer, they decided to drive down a
small winding road. Soon, the blue spinning light was
joined by other lights of red and green. Mary likened
them to a laser light show and was actually moved to tears
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this point, events began to take a more dramatic turn,
for whilst they were all captivated by these spinning
lights, Mary suddenly became aware of figures silhouetted
in the lights -- small grey figures who were running around
and appeared very busy, picking up what looked like boxes
or cubes, and also cylinders or canisters. Further back
in the wood, she saw what looked like a dark triangular
structure to and from which these small 'beings'
were coming and going. But what really surprised Mary
most was the sight of a very large 'being' who
was of a different colour from the rest. This 'being'
she said, was a sort of "tan brown";
he was standing a short distance away from the rest of
these 'beings', as if he was in charge. Indeed,
at one point, this large 'being' actually stretched
down towards the ground and opened his right hand to 'something'.
Then he straightened up and moved back towards the trees.
the sky around this amazing spectacle, were hundreds upon
hundreds of small star-like 'things' which were
just hanging low down in the air. Suddenly, a bright beam
of light shone down from the sky and illuminated the road
in front of them. At this, they all jumped back into the
car and quickly sped away from the scene.
back at Jane's house, they told the latter's husband about
what had happened. Unfortunately, he had to go to work,
but offered them the use of his binoculars, should they
wish to go out and look for these 'things' once
again. Although all the witnesses were slightly shaken
by these events, curiosity was getting the better of them,
and they decided that they would indeed once more go out
into the night to look for the 'beings' again.
doing so, they once more observed many strange star-like
'things' hanging low down in the sky, and also
an immensely bright white light near a transmitter which
was flashing in a sequence of three. Further along the
road, they pulled up and started to observe what resembled
a 'squashed ball' elongated from top to bottom.
It was a hot fiery orange colour with big irregular indentations
in it, "It looked really shimmery" said
long after this, all the witnesses once more beheld small
'beings' in the woods. However, this time, events
took a more alarming turn, for as the witnesses were observing
these 'beings' in the woods, Mary noticed a blue
'mist' starting to come from the woods and into
their direction.... Contained within this blue 'mist'
were several small grey 'beings' who were not walking,
but being 'propelled' towards them in the mist.
That was it! They had seen enough. This was too much!
and Jane and the two children dived into the car and sped
away. However just before they left this amazing scene,
Jane observed, out of the rear car window, a tremendous
burst of intense blue light which lit up the whole area
just like daylight. Amazingly, they then observed some
bales of straw, which had been sitting in the farmer's
field, somehow move towards their car, and just before
they left, Susan (Jane's daughter) shouted "There
is one standing grinning at me!" Arriving back
at Jane's house they stayed up most of the night extremely
shocked and amazed.
the course of our SPI Investigation, we uncovered the
fact that all the witnesses, (apart from young Peter)
had strange bruises or discolourations on their bodies.
Jane found two marks on her body; one was on her right
buttock, the other one was underneath her right breast
on her ribs. Susan (Jane's daughter) discovered a mark
on her right shoulder; it was about four inches long and
appeared roughly around a week after their sighting.
Sunday, October 20, (a month after the incident), one
of Mary's friends, along with her son, came to visit.
She left her son and young Peter playing happily in the
bedroom. However, things were soon to change, for a short
while later, as Peter looked out of his bedroom window,
he was surprised to see a small 'white being' "with
lots of jagged teeth" looking straight at him.
This 'being' was free-floating, and was not standing
on top of the kitchen roof. He was too small for that.
After a few seconds, this 'being' just simply floated
straight upwards with ease, and was gone in seconds. According
to Peter, his friend also saw this strange 'being'.
on that same night, Mary was on the phone to Garry Wood,
a UFO researcher who had himself had a UFO experience.
Just prior to the phone call, Mary had run a bath for
her son. Mary was explaining to Garry about some recent
strange events when all of a sudden, she heard her boy
screaming at the top of his voice, "Mummy, Mummy,
come quick! please come quick!" Mary immediately
threw down the phone in mid conversation and dashed up
the stairs, three at a time. She entered the bathroom
and found her son in some distress.
she had calmed him down, he explained that as he had entered
the bathroom, he saw a small white 'being' standing
next to the wash-hand basin and bath. This 'being'
also had "a row of jagged teeth." He
was small and thin and looked very pale. After Peter had
screamed, this 'being' just simply vanished. Mary
had to eventually sit outside the bathroom door while
her son took his bath. Indeed, he was still so frightened
that she had to sleep beside him with the bedroom light
left on throughout that night.
are but some of the facts that SPI uncovered during our
interview with Mary Morrison. My own personal opinion
is that she is telling the truth, and I am convinced of
her sincerity. SPI followed the normal Investigative procedures
in an effort to try to find out if there were a rational
explanation to account for this sighting. We wrote to
many U.K. airports asking them if they had any air traffic
in the sky on that particular night (letters on file).
They either replied that they did not, or that this particular
area in Fife was outside their jurisdiction.
Police were also notified to see if any members of the
public had phoned to their station with similar accounts,
but apparently no one had. And we eventually received
a reply from the Ministry of Defence in London (a Miss
Gaynor South) Secretariat (Air Staff, Nick Pope's old
seat!!) who informed us and I quote:
have looked into the incident and have found that two
Tornados were operating from RAF Marham between 8:00 p.m.
and midnight in the Fife area on the 23rd of September,
1996. They were undertaking night-time low-level flying
training. I have also checked through our sighting report
files, and can confirm that no sightings were reported
to the MOD for 23rd September 1996 from the Fife area."
"two Tornado jets" -- well that would
explain it all, wouldn't it!! Obviously what the witnesses
had seen that eventful night, was certainly not "two
Tornado jets." SPI worked closely with two local
Fife newspapers and, through them, we received a number
of other reports from witnesses to unusual aerial activity
in the skies above Fife, admittedly not all on that same
night, but certainly of objects which, in the main, were
black and were triangular.
© By Malcolm Robinson
Strange Phenomena Investigations and
FSR Consultant, Scotland.