Published: 8:52 AM 7/13/2012
DOCUMENTS that were kept secret for 20 years have shed new light on an amazing story of alien abduction in Scotland.
Garry Wood and Colin Wright claim they were knocked out and examined by extra terrestrials after their van was ambushed by a flying saucer near Edinburgh.
Their incredible story is being made into a movie called A70, starring Lord of the Rings actor Billy Boyd and is due for release this year.
Wood and Wright claim they were subject to alien experiments two decades ago, but it has emerged that rather than being dismissed as Hollywood fantasy, the 1992 incident was taken seriously enough to be investigated by the Ministry of Defence’s UFO desk.
Garry, then a 33-year-old ambulance technician from Edinburgh, was driving a car to Tarbrax, South Lanarkshire, accompanied by Colin, 25.
As they passed Harperrigg Reservoir, a remote spot about five miles outside Edinburgh, visitors from another world are said to have pounced.
The classified documents – released today (Thu) alongside at least seven other UFO sightings in Scotland – state that Garry “was driving along the A70 when the object dropped a curtain of white light in front of the car”.
Garry “and his friend blacked out for what seemed like 10-15 seconds,”
adds the report.
“He thought he had died.”
The report notes the UFO was “20ft high.” A hand-written note records it was: “Black. No Lights. Round at bottom. 3 parts to it. 30 ft. wide.”
The incident, according to the documents, was reported to “police, doctor, psychologist” and a “local university.”
Although the report does not cover the aftermath of the incident, it has previously emerged that both men underwent hypnotic therapy.
The process is said to have revealed that the aliens experimented on the men.
Mr Wood said in a newspaper interview in 1996: “I saw three creatures coming towards my car. I felt intense pain, like an electric shock. Then I was in some room.
“I saw these things like wee men moving about, doing something to me. I could only see up. Then this six-foot creature approached.
“It was white-grey in colour with a large head and dark eyes with a long, slender neck, very slim shoulders and waist.
“There were either ribs or folds of skin on its body. The arms were like ours but there were four very long fingers.
“The little ones were about three feet tall and seemed to do all the work while the big ones did the communication.”
He said one of the aliens spoke to him and said: “Sanctuary – we are here already and we are coming here.”
Mr Wood also claimed that a red-hot poker-like object was put into his eye, and he was surrounded by other crying humans as the aliens carried out their examinations.
Malcolm Robinson, who helped to write A70, said Mr Wood was currently unable to speak about the incident.
He said: “Garry has signed a contract to not speak to the press about the A70 incident until the film is released.”
The film is being produced by DBR Entertainment, which is based in Los Angeles and London.
Ironically, Scotland’s famed UFO “capital”, Bonnybridge, near Falkirk, does not feature in any of the new reports released by the National Archives.
See a full report on the A-70 Incident.