When forestry worker Robert Taylor reported seeing an alien spaceship in woods near Livingston 40 years ago it made headlines around the world.
| The Dechmont Woods incident is unusual among reported UFO sightings in that it was investigated by the police.
They treated the rips to Mr Taylor’s trousers as evidence of an assault but could never quite work out what had happened to him.
By Steven Brocklehurst
BBC Scotland News
In his testimony to the police, the 61-year-old described how he saw a 30ft-high “dome-shaped” object in a clearing in the forest near the West Lothian new town on 9 November 1979.