Over 300 UFO sightings in the skies of West Lothian in England are registered every year; more than any others in the world. Fireballs are said to sail over the trees and wingless planes to land in the fields. Some UFO experts say West Lothian may be a place where there is a window from the earth into another dimension. Others say the lack of local jobs and availability of cheap liquor has more to do with the sightings. But Bob Taylor, a forester who lived at Dechmont Woods near Livingston, West Lothian, insisted that on the morning of 9th November, 1979, he saw a 20 ft. wide, grey metal, shiny flying dome hovering silently above the grass. The dome had a circular platform around it, set with small propellers, and oddly appeared solid one minute and transparent the next. Suddenly two spiky spheres rolled out of the dome and grabbed him by the trouser legs, ripping them and giving off a ghastly smell like burning brakes, while pulling him towards the aircraft. He lost consciousness at that point and remembered nothing more when he came to.
Taylor crawled back home at midday with torn trousers, covered in mud and with a bad headache. His wife called both doctor and police, but after two days of a raging thirst and the burning brake smell he felt fine again. The police opened the only file in Britain to arise from a criminal investigation for assault by aliens, but they did not believe in visitors from outer space. Neither did the neighbours and so Taylor changed his address and took his trousers to spiritualist meetings. UFO spotters gather on the field where Taylor saw the dome on the anniversary of his sighting every year, but nothing has been seen since the original large circle and inner marks which flattened the grass and left forty little holes in the ground leaving and returning to the circle. Taylor died on March 14th, 2007, aged 88.