The truth is out there as pair go alien hunt­ing in Ari­zona

ROAD TRIP: Dream bike ride across US desert to visit ‘ab­duc­tion’ sites

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS - CRAIG SMITH csmith@the­courier.co.uk

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.

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