A MAN who became wedged inside a public bin believed it was a form of inter-galactic transport.
Space explorer Tom Logan said that after years of research he had narrowed the location of the Stargate down to a bin somewhere in the centre of Aberdeen.
He added: “I stand by my calculations. I just chose the wrong bin.
“I shall be back out there tomorrow, squeezing my head into bins and looking for tell-tale signs of extra-terrestrial Egyptians.”
Meanwhile, experts said they were having none of that and insisted it was obviously yet another case of a Scotsman getting stuck in pursuit of an abandoned penny.
Professor Henry Brubaker, of the Institute for Studies, said: “He is a Scottish person. He sees something glinting. He thinks it is a coin. He must possess it.”
A spokesman for the Scottish National Party said: “It is the noble destiny of every Scottish person to get stuck in a bin while hunting for change.”
People across Scotland applauded the man’s determination and insisted they would have done exactly the same.
Bill McKay, from Forfar, added: “There’s probably millions of pennies in bins. Just sitting there.”