When it comes to the topic of unidentified flying objects, Scotland doesn’t usually come to mind. However, a small town in between Glasgow and Edinburgh, Bonnybridge, is officially the world’s UFO hotspot.
The reason Bonnybridge has claimed its mysterious title is quite straightforward: since 1992 when a local motorist claimed seeing something strange in the sky, around 300 UFO sightings have been reported each year.
Why do UFOs (allegedly) love Bonnybridge?
Located in the valley of Bonny Water in the middle of the country, Bonnybridge has become an essential part of the industrial revolution in Scotland. When the Forth and Clyde Canal was built in the 1780s, the village was provided excellent access to the best transport route available at the time.
Because of this, the place continued to grow, and eventually was even better located with four main railways connecting in the area. And, of course, now it’s still got great access with the motorways nearby. What is more, the area is also known as The Falkirk Triangle, seemingly similar to the mysterious Bermuda Triangle.
Essentially, there are three theories that exist to try explain why Bonnybridge is the world’s UFO hotspot. Firstly, the aforementioned link between The Falkirk triangle and Bermuda is said to be a portal in-between dimensions of some sorts, a thinning of the veil. And those who don’t believe in interdimensional travel say that UFOs, just like humans, could also have intergalactic highways, which could just be passing through Bonnybridge.
The second theory is more realistic: some believe that much like Area 51, our wee Falkirk could be used as a military training based for new aviation technology and spacecraft. Undestandably, top secret projects such as this would require just that: secrecy.
The third theory attempting to explain the mysterious hovering lights is more natural. These types of scary tales can oftentimes be explained by natural gases. Basically, balls of gasses floating in the air have been known to be reported as UFOs in the past. However, this theory does not add up completely, as many people have reported large objects, as well as extremely loud sounds.
While we might not find out the full story anytime soon, Scotland’s wee Bonnybridge remains the world’s UFO hotspot, and looks like the reports aren’t stopping anytime soon.