Xmas Night Sighting

Submitted by colwilson on Sat, 01/31/2009 - 07:51.

Returning from Xmas Day festivities at my parents house, my wife and I were returning home around 7:30 to 8:00pm, and as we entered Linlithgow on the A706 we saw a large bright light in the distance coming in our direction.

At first i just thought it was a helicopter with a search light, but couldn't see any flashing tail lights associated with such aircraft. I stopped the car near the Rugby pitches as it got nearer, and got out the car.

The light was a strange amber colour similar to a steet lamp, but large & round. I could hear no sound of a normal helicopter although it travelled about the same speed.

The sighting only lasted about 2/3 minutes then the "Light" disapeared in a North West  direction and was lost in some clouds.

This is a similar sighting to one which i have read on this site from someone in the Westhill area of Aberdeen on the same day or evening.