I don't know how the research was conducted (UFO phenomenon set to take Scots tourism into a whole new dimension, June 24), but I do know that strange sights are not seen in Scottish skies more often than anywhere else. Many celestial phenomena appear mysterious until you find the explanation (see my book, The UFO Mystery Solved). After 30 years' investigation, I've never found myself unable to explain a UFO report. People are largely ignorant of astronomy and meteorological optics and tend to prefer exotic explanations, perhaps derived from The X-files. Even professionals like pilots are deceived by simple things like the planet Venus. Let's encourage visitors to Scotland, but not on these spurious grounds. Steuart Campbell, 4 Dovecot Loan, Edinburgh.
UFOs and tourism
Publisher: Newsquest Media Group Ltd.
Document Type: Brief article
Length: 121 words
Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2002 Newsquest Media Group Ltd.
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