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Scot 'Attacked By Spaceship' Dies

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 08:08:46 -0400
Fwd Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 08:08:46 -0400
Subject: Scot 'Attacked By Spaceship' Dies

Source: The Glasgow Daily Record - Scotland, UK


22 March 2007

Scot 'Attacked By Spaceship' Is Dead
Cops probed UFO sighting
By Marie Sharp

The Scot at the centre of the only UFO police inquiry in British
history has died, aged 89.

Forestry worker Bob Taylor was 61 when he reported a bizarre
encounter with a spaceship which he said happened while he was
walking his dog.

It triggered a criminal investigation into the incident which
was treated as assault.

Almost 30 years later, police say the case remains open and

Bob told officers that he had found the craft - a metal sphere,
about 20ft across - in Dechmont Woods, Livingston, West Lothian.

As he approached it, two smaller spheres, each about 3ft wide
and with metal spikes sticking from them, dropped down.

He said the smaller spheres rolled towards him and attached
themselves to his trousers.

Bob described an acrid smell before collapsing unconscious on
the ground.

When he came round 20 minutes later, he said his head was
pounding and he was unable to talk or walk.

But as he recovered, he crawled back to his truck and managed to
make his way back home.

A doctor who examined him found grazes on his leg and under his

There was no sign of head injury or any condition which could
have caused a blackout.

But the heavy trousers he had been wearing were ripped around
the ankles.

Police called to the scene reported finding ladder-shaped
indentations in the ground where the craft was said to have
stood and marks following the path of the mine-like objects.

They said they were "completely baffled" by what had happened.
The story sparked interest around the world.

Dechmont is regularly visited by UFO enthusiasts

Bob moved away from the area following the encounter.

He had been living in a nursing home at an undisclosed address
when he died from bronchial pneumonia last week.

Speaking three years ago - on the 25th anniversary of the
November 9, 1979, incident - Bob insisted he had no doubt about
what he had seen.

He said: "I stand by every word of my account.

"I told it as it happened and it's as clear as yesterday. It is
the most amazing thing that ever happened to me.

"I know what I saw and it looked like a spaceship, a huge flying

"I'm not surprised there has been so much interest in it over
the years as it was such an incredible thing to happen."

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