Unidentified Flying Objects or UFOs have been spotted near the south-west coast of Ireland, as per a BBC report. The sighting was first reported by a British Airways (BA) pilot over the early hours of November 9. The Irish Aviation Authority was alerted of the same, and has filed a report that is being investigated.
The BA pilot spotted the UFOs off the Irish coast while flying from Montreal, Canada to the Heathrow airport in London. According to the BBC, she had sighted a “very bright light” near the Irish town of Shannon, that had emerged from the left of the aircraft and “rapidly veered” northward. Authorities reported her mention that the object was “moving so fast”, which made her query if any military exercises were taking place.
Other pilots have also claimed to have spotted the ‘bright lights’, though they remained unsure of the nature of the object. A Virgin Airlines pilot said he had made a similar observation, having spotted “two bright lights” over his right side.
He also claimed that he saw “multiple objects following the same sort of trajectory”, but concluded that those could have been meteorites. Another pilot claimed to have seen objects that were travelling at “astronomical” speeds, which they claimed was up to Mach 2, which is two times the speed of sound in air.
Check out the below tweet which has the recording of the pilots with the aviation authorities.
Very interesting report on Shannon high level Friday 9 November at 0630z with multiple aircraft with reported sightings of a UFO over County Kerry. Skip to 17 minutes to listen reports on @liveatc https://t.co/VP1p0hrScn #Aviation #UFO #Ireland
— Trevor Buckley (@IrishAero) November 11, 2018
Irish Aviation Authority told the BBC, “Following reports from a small number of aircraft on Friday 9 November of unusual air activity the IAA has filed a report.”