UFO abduction claim sparked secret military probe
UFO investigators launched a top-level probe into claims two men were abducted by aliens in the Capital.
The legendary story told by Garry Wood and Colin Wright, who said they were examined by extraterrestrials after their van was ambushed by a flying saucer, is being turned into a film starring Billy Boyd.
But rather than being dismissed at the time as Hollywood fantasy, the 1992 incident was taken seriously enough to be investigated by the Ministry of Defence.
Garry, then a 33-year-old ambulance technician from Edinburgh, was driving a car to Tarbrax, South Lanarkshire, accompanied by Colin, 25.
The classified documents – released today – state that Garry “was driving along the A70 when the object dropped a curtain of white light in front of the car”.