Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2010 01:23:09 +0000 (GMT)
From: daniel wilson <>
Subject: April 4, 1957; Wigtownshire, Scotland

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Lowell Sunday Sun
Lowell, Mass.
April 7, 1957
Page 1, column 1 

British Radarmen Pick Up

Mysterious Flying Object

Spotted on Screens in Scotland at 60,000

Feet—Later in Sudden Dive to 14,000 Level

LONDON  April 6 (AP) --Radar

stations throughout Britain were alerted today to look

for a mysterious flying object tracked by air ministry

observers over southwest Scotland.

Three radar operators reported independently that

the object  flashed across their screens traveling at

60,000 feet.

The operators said the object suddenly dived to a

height of 14,000 feet, made two whirls, then vanished

to the south.

"We are investigating the matter," an air ministry spokesman said.

"We do not know what the object was. Intelligence

experts are studying the reports and a detailed statement

may be made next week."

The object was sighted by two lonely radar posts in

Scotland's Hilly Wigtownshire. A Royal Air Force Station

near Luce Bay on the southwestern tip of Scotland also

caught it on radar.

It was last reported seen heading toward the Isle of


Royal Air Force officials said no planes were in the area

at the time.

The air ministry spokesman said 95 per cent of flying

objects reported turn out to be civil aircraft or meteorological balloons.

But he conceded this object was seen only on radar screens and was not reported by citizens in the area.

The mysterious object was described by some unofficial sources as too fast, too big and too maneuverable to have been a plane.