A BUNCH of balloons sparked fears at the weekend that Scotland was being invaded by aliens.
Police were swamped with phone calls from locals worried about strange lights floating over their homes.
But inquiries soon revealed that planet Earth was safe. It turned out that guests at a party in the area had been tying candles to balloons and releasing them into the sky.
Police said: “It’s a game where people make a wish and release the balloons, hoping their wish will come true. We had call after call saying it was UFOs.”
Cops in Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, received more than a dozen calls about the “aliens” on Saturday night. – dailyrecord