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29/12/2008 - Lochindorb, Highlands - Unexplained Sounds Incident

Updated: Aug 25, 2019

Birmingham UFO Group Report

Author: Dave Hodrien

Originally forwarded by Richard Hall

Release Date: 09/02/2011

Ann and Arthur Deans currently live in Sutherland and often enjoy exploring the roads of Scotland in their campervan. Towards the end of 2008 they were parked alongside the loch known as Lochindorb in the Highlands when they had an unusual experience during which an unidentifiable sound was heard numerous times, a sound that they believe may have come from a UFO.

Incident Details

It was late evening on the 29th December 2008. Ann , Arthur and their son were out in the campervan and had decided to stop for the night in a small parking area alongside the loch. The parking area is sheltered on three sides, with the loch to the West, and moorland across the other side of the road to the East. There are no campsites anywhere nearby so they were completely alone. There is a lodge but it is about 2km further down the loch to the south. It is quite a desolate area, especially in winter time, and there were no other people around or other cars on the road. As it is so peaceful it is easy to hear the sound of other vehicles approaching.

Map showing the location of the parking area alongside the loch:

Photograph of the parking area:

The view of Lochindorb from the parking area:

It was a calm, still night but was quite cold and frosty. Ann and Arthur were staying up late to work on a cryptic crossword, while their son slept alongside them. It was about midnight when Ann first realised something was amiss. She suddenly heard the flapping wings of a flock of birds in the distance over the moor to the East. Their behaviour seemed unusual like they had been suddenly disturbed by something. This immediately made her feel uneasy. Ann later found out that Arthur did not notice the sound of the birds. It is possible he was too engrossed in what they were doing to take notice.