Is Scottish Meteorite A Warning Of Klingon Invasion?

Is the Earth in peril of being taken over by Star Trek’s Klingon Empire? Well if you are to believe the carvings on a meteorite found on a mountain bike trail in Scotland, our planet has been claimed for the Empire and the invasion will start soon.


Klingon invasion starts in Scotland?

There is what appears to be a meteorite on a mountain bike trail in Glentress Scotland. Although it doesn’t look like a fresh landing, there is still what seems to be a path gouged out in the forest suggesting its path of landing. But the real mystery is when you look closer and see that there is an inscription on the rock. Here is a photo.

The Glentress "Meteorite" (Photo: The Scotsman)

The above picture doesn’t show the full inscription on the six ton marble ‘stane’, which is:

Vu’Ha’mo’nganpu’u"a’vaD yuQvam DoQ tlhIngan wo’Mab mub ‘oH naghvam’e’Tugh mapaw, Sanna’llj wlwuqta’

Any Star Trek fan should be able to recognize the inscription is not the ancient Scottish language or even any language of this Earth, but it is indeed Klingon! And the ominous English translation is:

Due to bad management by its current inhabitants, the Klingon Empire claims the right to take this planet for the benefit of the greater universe. This rock is an official legally binding claim marker. We will be arriving soon, your future is assured.

So should we all start learning Klingon and the ways of Kahless to prepare for our subjugation to the Empire? Perhaps not. As it turns out the Meteorite is one of seven different sculptures commissioned by the Scotland Forestry Commission (and partially financed by the EU). In 2008 the "7 Stanes" mountain biking centers opened in southern Scotland and each features a stone sculpture or ‘stane’ (stone in the Scots language). The sculptures were created by artist Gordon Young who has just revealed the truth about the Glentress stane to the Scotsman, saying he chose the Klingon theme as a fun tribute to Star Trek and because he "heard that Scotland was a stronghold of Trekdom".  The apparent gouge created by the meteorite can also be explained as it was artificially created by The Forest Commission to enhance the mystery.

Another angle of the Glentress "Meteorite" (Photo: Gordon Young)

Pretty cool for a work of public art. Q’Pla!

To learn more about the 7 Stanes Bike trails and sculptures visit the official site at or the artists’ official site at .

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Mab should be mab and Tugh should be tugh.
And Q’Pla ahould be Qapla’
No offense, but I love Klingon ;)

Oh my.

#1 Yes but the Queen’s English says it is “Flavour”, “Colour” and “Recognise”. But the American spelling is “Flavor” “Color” and “Recognize”.

Klingoneese has this variation on spelling after they slaughtered their Queen and replaced her with a Chancellor! As this is the 21st Century, this event is yet to happen!

I see. It could be no’ Hol :D

did boborci go all the way to scotland to inscribe the meteorite to market the trek sequel, which will contain Klingons as the main villain ?

@#5 if the klinks are the villain in number two, I am not going to pay a dime to see it. I would really like a new villain, or to re-visit something that is under appreciated. MAYBE Romulans, MAYBE.

I’d like to see a young Chang :D

@ 6.

Romulans have been done in the past 2 movies (nemesis and trek 09′). Enough with Romulans already ! Lets see Khan or Klingons. The heart and soul of awesome bad-ass’ness in trek.

I still think this is Paramount Marketing in collaboration with JJ and the team.

Space hippies or I’m not going!

I can see the newsman on tv now: It appears that the Earth is under a hostile invasion by a powerful alien race. Humanity seems doomed with all hope lost…I for one welcome our new Klingon overlords.


I’m hoping for Gorn. If not that, let’s see something new.

@9. jas_montreal “I still think this is Paramount Marketing in collaboration with JJ and the team.”

Not a chance in . Paramount has never come even this close to respecting .

(and by the way, the first “v” should be lowercase. It’s correct on the stone, but I suspect the text of the article was betrayed by automatic capitalization.)

So disappointed, when I saw this I got so excited thinking an ARG was kicking off again. Couldn’t wait to participate with my m8s again cause that was a blast. Still cool slice of trekdom though!

this is fake ha ha ha..

#15 you think?

#12 I’m with you. Lots of gorn. Loads of ’em. And they eat Klingons for breakfast.

@3: The Chancellor’s Klingon? ;)


Yeah, Klingon Pepto blood omelets with a side of Romulan bacon.

Oh please! I wonder what’s going to get here first asteroid apock-head of whatever it’s name is or the kling-at empire.?

“Klingons don’t take prisoners!”

Never mind that, more importantly…………….Klingons don’t wear kilts!


@21 haha a Klingon in a kilt…Would make for a great second movie!

Got to love the Scottish!

They asked a Klingon:

Q: is there anything worn under your kilt?

A: no, everything is in fine working condition!

Nice of the Klingons to translate to the Roman alphabet for us.

The next villain should be Evil Wil Wheaton. Wheatooooooon!!

Well the Klingons were in a majority of the TOS movies. If the Klingons are done then I think there would need to a mixture of smooth head Klingons and the ridged forehed klingons.

I do hope they do something fresh and new with the next film.

The Klingons will get their butts kicked if they come to Scotland first. They have been warned

Samuel L Jackson as a Klingon, Chang style (minimal makeup)


I’m so with you on this! SINGING and DANCING Space-Hippies – nothing would be cooler and more dangerous to the new Crew!

#26 if they land in Glasgow on a Saturday night they will!
You ever seen a Klingon cry and ask for his mummy? lol

Q’wut lol? Luh-ooq I q’an spea’q Klingon too!
J’k not’ ruh’elly l’ol!

Anyone who remembers anything about Star Trek would have denounced this readily. In the movies 1,3,4,5,6. As well as other Next Generation episodes, when you see the Klingon language written it is written using symbols not letters. Duh!!! lol. All in all still a funny gag.

well, I’ll need to take a cycle there now…it’s a bit of a trek (no pun intended) from Edinburgh but I’ll see what I can do :)

Could be a wonderful begining for a new ARG (as long it *will* have an ending this time).

I’m not a fan of seeing the Klingons or Khan in the sequel, but, if the writers are just dying to use a past villain, how about Col. Green? Something about a guy who attacks his enemies during peace talks–well, it would certainly be interesting to see… again.

Yi’ Je!

Feed Him!

In the next movie there should be Klingons, Gorns AND space hippies. And to make it even more interesting, I demand Cylons and Decepticons.

….oh yeah and Cardassians.

tlhaQ. vIleghqang.

The Japanese had a wonderful comedy show about an X size asteroid coming to hit the Earth, which was mistakenely translated from X cm to X km the letters in English similar in sound, though different abbreviations for “centi” and “kilo”. They rushed out in th dark to the sight of its landing and there in a very small crater was the very small meteorite. Used in a US beer commercial recently. As an Urquhart family member I disavow any complicity with Klingons.

Are they SURE it’s fake? I mean, we should really be absolutely sure about these things.

The Klingons are hardly to be trifled with.

That propaganda flash video and the website from a few months ago also dealt with the Klingons… and we thought it could be viral stuff for the next movie.
Apparently there is an increased interest in Klingons now.

We haven’t seen Klingons since Generations so I think it would be great. If its Khan I’m going to be greatly disappointed. I normally would say that this could easily be early viral marketing for the next movie but since it doesn’t seem like they even have a solid story yet I doubt it is, probably just a devoted Trekkie.

Again with the Klingons????

No Klingons! No Khan!

Something new, different and exciting would be a nice change!

This SHOULD NOT have to be pointed out to the new creative team!!!!!

At least the Klingons are considerate enough to use a truetype font so you can easily scan the photos and import them as text into your documents.

^^It’s all part of their devious plan to replace Earth languages with their own. Also, who knows? It might be some kind of code that hijacks your documents.

Remember: They’re Klingons. Kirk never trusted them.

#16 what you think?

@Harry Ballz – July 18, 2010
Again with the Klingons????

No Klingons! No Khan!

Something new, different and exciting would be a nice change!

This SHOULD NOT have to be pointed out to the new creative team!!!!!
Just thought that well worth repeating.

#40 don’t worry, Rick, i have a mail-order Tribble buiness. If you are that worried i’m doing a buy 1 get 1000 free special offer at the moment.

#6 – yes you will.

Buzz, I appreciate the support!