UFO hotspot will be filmed continuously for six months

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A Japanese television company is to train a camera on the sky over two Scottish hills for six months in an attempt to film a UFO.

A Japanese television company is to train a camera on the sky over two Scottish hills for six months in an attempt to film a UFO.

The camera will run continuously in the hope of picking up extra-terrestrial spacecraft visiting East Lothian.

The area is better known for its golf courses, such as the one at Gullane which attracts players from around the world. But Berwick Law and Traprain Law, two extinct volcanoes which rise dramatically from the flat land on the south bank of the Firth of Forth, have gained a reputation among UFO enthusiasts for strange visitations. Berwick Law rises above the seaside town of North Berwick. The hill is known for its prehistoric remains and was the site of an Iron Age fort.

A film crew hired by a Japanese television company plans to set up a camera on the roof of the Templar Lodge Hotel, in Gullane, in the spring. The cameras will be trained on both hills, and their footage will be broadcast on the Internet. Stephen Prior, the head of marketing at Templar Lodge, refused to name the television company involved. He said: "There is a long Celtic tradition of fairies on the hills. Traditionally, you wouldn't take your baby up there for fear of it being turned into a changeling.

"Some Japanese golfers on holiday here saw something strange up there, and word of this seems to have got back to Japan. There have been plenty of sightings over the hills, although quite what they are, I do not know."

Bonnybridge, near Falkirk, is regarded as Scotland's main UFO site. Dozens of sightings have been recorded there, and enthusiasts from around the world regularly visit the town.

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