Robert Taylor’s encounter continues to remain unexplained.
The plaque is located at the site where Bob Taylor famously encountered a strange object back in 1979.
The incident took place at Dechmont Law in Livingston, West Lothian where forestry worker Robert “Bob” Taylor came across a large spherical object in a forest clearing while out walking his dog.
Described by Taylor as a “flying dome”, the object appeared to be hovering a few inches above the ground and its surface was made of “a dark metallic material with a rough texture like sandpaper.”
Things soon took a rather sinister turn however when two small spheres with metallic spikes emerged, grabbed hold of his clothing and started dragging him across the grass.
It was at this point that Taylor fell unconscious, but when he awoke some hours later he found that his clothes were torn and that he had suffered a series of cuts and bruises all over his body.
He later reported his ordeal to the police who recorded it as an assault, however despite an extensive investigation no explanation for his experience was ever found.
A special commemorative plaque was set up over 13 years later at the spot where the incident occurred however it was soon stolen by vandals and the local council was reluctant to replace it.
No though, more than 24 years after it was lost, the plaque at the site has finally been replaced.
“I’ve been studying the subject of UFOs and interviewing those who claim to have had encountered them for over 30 years,” said Ron Halliday who had interviewed Taylor at the time.
“Bob’s case stands out. It’s certainly one of the best in the world.”