2. The Falkirk Triangle
Covering an area of Scotland that reaches from Falkirk to Glasgow and on to Edinburgh, the Falkirk Triangle is home to a large assortment of UFO sightings that have attracted the attention of not only the locals, but also curious tourists hoping to catch sight of the strange lights in the sky.
Bonnybridge, a small town near Edinburgh claims to be the UFO capital of the world, with Councillor Bill Buchanan stating that at least half of the residents in Bonnybridge have seen a UFO. 300 or more reports are made every year about the strange activity in the skies of the Falkirk Triangle, leading many to wonder just what is going on and if it’s actually safe to live there.
The activity in the Falkirk Triangle was first noted in 1992 when James Walker first sighted strange lights hovering in the sky while he was driving home. Walker initially thought that what he was seeing was just stars, but his opinion soon changed when he saw the lights dart about and take a triangle formation. Since then, sightings have been reported at an alarming rate and Councillor Bill Buchanan eventually wrote to the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Defense and the Queen herself requesting that the UFO sightings be investigated to put the people’s minds at ease.
Because of the publicity generated by Buchanan’s contact with authorities about the sightings, even more people came forward to report their own experiences, many of them armed with footage and photos to back up their statements. While many of the sightings reported were just lights in the sky, the Slogett family had an encounter that was up close and terrifying. While walking home one evening, the Slogetts witnessed a strange blue light hovering in the sky. Soon, they saw what they described as a flying saucer land in a field nearby. The Slogetts then said that they heard a sound emanating from the craft that suggested that a door might be opening. It was at this point that the family ran away, but they were promptly chased by two smaller vessels. The unknown crafts eventually disappeared and the family finally made it home.
Skeptics believe that the multitudes of sightings are a result of Scottish military bases sending experimental aircraft out on text flights. Another favorite theory of the skeptics is that Bill Buchanan himself concocted the stories of the sightings in an attempt to develop interest in his small town, which was experiencing economic difficulties. It’s interesting to note that even with the controversy surrounding the validity of the reports already made, locals as well as tourists are still reporting new sightings even today.
1. The Bridgewater Triangle
The Bridgewater Triangle, with borders reaching from the towns of Freetown, to Rehoboth and on to Abington is home to a variety of unusual paranormal activity and the town of Bridgewater, Massachusetts is located right in the center. The triangle is known for all sorts of strange happenings including UFO sightings, Big Foot sightings, disappearing grave sites, angry ghosts, gigantic birds and cattle mutilations.
An area within the triangle known as Hockomock Swamp is particularly known for bizarre activity. Located within the five thousand acre swamp is an eight thousand year old Indian burial ground. When archeologists began to investigate the site, they noticed something particularly disturbing. The red ochre that surrounded the graves began bubbling and then proceeded to disappear right before the astonished archeologist’s eyes with no explanation as to why this occurred. It’s interesting to note that the Wampanoag Tribe refuse to enter the swamp, because they believe that restless spirits roam the area. It’s also thought that the angry ghosts of Chief Anawan and his men reside in the area. Chief Anawan and his tribe surrendered during the First Indian War at nearby Anawan Rock in Rehoboth. Numerous reports have been made of the sounds of the angry tribe in the swamp, along with the phantom flickering of their long dead fires being spotted from the road.
One of the first recorded UFO sightings took place in the Bridgewater Triangle in 1760 and the reports have continued to occur ever since. In 1968, five separate individuals all claimed to witness a weird light hovering over Rehoboth. In 1994, a police officer spotted an unidentified triangular vessel displaying white and red lights.
There are also creature sightings reported in the Bridgewater Triangle. In 1970, several reports were given involving a 7 foot tall, bipedal hairy creature in the region. The state police performed a massive search of the area, with the assumption that they were searching for a bear. Their hunt revealed nothing at all. Since the early 1970s, reports have also been made about enormous black birds with eight foot wingspans being spotted in the area.
One of the most frightening occurrences involving the Bridgewater Triangle has been the cattle mutilations. In 1998, two incidents in particular caught the attention of media. The first involved the discovery of an adult cow that had been slaughtered in the woods while the second involved several calves that had been mutilated in a grisly manner. There are also legends of bizarre murders occurring in the triangle. From 1978 to 1988, at least a dozen individuals have been murdered in the forest. Both the cattle mutilations and many of the murders have been attributed to the work of satanic cults, but no definitive proof has ever been found.
While at least some of the stories about the Bridgewater Triangle are based on pure legend, many more reports are extensively documented, intriguing investigators enough to encourage them to continue to visit the infamous triangle. Regardless of how the reports originated, it’s obvious that something very strange is taking place in the Bridgewater Triangle.
Well there’s our look at five cursed destinations that you should never visit. What do you think, is it all nonsense or is something supernatural really happening at these destinations? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on any of our socials.