The truth is out there as pair go alien hunting in Arizona
ROAD TRIP: Dream bike ride across US desert to visit ‘abduction’ sites
A hunt for aliens in the American desert is the dream turned reality for two members of staff at the University of St Andrews. IT technicians Steve McLeod and Andy Braid are on a trip of a lifetime touring the sites of the most famous reports of alien landings and abductions in the United States.
Steve and Andy started with a couple of days in Nevada City before beginning the trip on all-terrain bikes, with Andy’s brother Peter, across the US desert, taking in iconic sights such as Lake Tahoe, the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and the Valley of the Gods.
Their 3,500 mile journey will cross five states – California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona – ending up at Roswell where in 1947 it was believed aliens had landed, creating a world-wide media frenzy, before the incident was dismissed as a crashed weather balloon by the US military.
Steve, 53, from Broughty Ferry, said: “This is a bucket list item for me, like seeing the Earth from space.”
Andy, 59, from Crail, said: “My brother has been asking me to join him on this trip for a while. Aliens are a fascination for both of us, there has to be something in it.”
The pair will spend around three weeks in the United States before returning home to Scotland.
Steve McLeod, left, and Andy Braid are on the hunt for proof of alien encounters.