Robert Burns was born on the 25th January 1759 during the ‘Age of Enlightenment’ but also in a time when the country superstitions and supernatural beings were an integral part of folk belief. The landscape of Burns’ was one where the natural rhythms of nature were much more intertwined in the day to day of working life.
Specific Location: Ayr
Alloway, the birthplace of Robert Burns, provided inspiration for one of his most famous poems Tam o’ Shanter.
The area around Prestwick has been the focus of a number of UFO sightings. Triangular shaped craft were seen by numerous witnesses during 1997, and several sightings were reported to the Air Traffic