‘UFO’ turns out to be spotlight on tree-felling machine
REPORTS of a “UFO” seen over Perthshire woods turned out to be nothing more mysterious than a spotlight on a tree felling machine.
The unidentified flying object was spotted over Pitlochry last week by Adrian Musat, a chef from Romania.
The 40-year-old first noticed the object when he looked out of his window at 7.30am on 5 November. He managed to capture a series of images on his video camera before it vanished 40 minutes later.
At 5pm the same day the alien-like object reappeared, hovering above Clunie Wood and emitting a “pulsing light”. Mr Musat took more pictures on his mobile phone.
But Forestry Commission Scotland today explained the sight when it pointed out the light was in fact a cabin-mounted spotlight on a harvester working in that area.
Mr Musat’s images had been passed to the British UFO Research Association (BUFORA), who launched an investigation.
But he admitted today: “The case is closed.”
A Forestry Commission Scotland spokesman said: “We had a team in that woodland doing harvesting at the time. They were using a cabin-mounted light as they were in the area before full-light and after dark - they do a long shift.
“We got a phone call from our local guys who found it all quite amusing.
“They said they had a team up there at that time and location.”
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