Reports of bright lights and UFOs off the south-west coast of Ireland are being investigated by the Irish Aviation Authority.
A British Airways pilot contacted Shannon air traffic control on Friday after witnessing the unusual activity in the sky.
The pilot said an object appeared at the left side of the aircraft before it ‘rapidly veered to the north.’ The pilot described the sighting as a ‘very bright light.’
Mysterious report of potential #UFO sightings just off the coast of #Shannon in #Ireland, with multiple pilots reporting to have seen bright lights and fast-moving objects high up in the sky. Skip to 18 minutes to listen to air traffic control ➡️ https://t.co/xxSxxpAy2L #aviation pic.twitter.com/Wq0cOaQ7qq
— Michiel Willems (@michielwil) November 13, 2018
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
Several aircraft report UFO near Shannon. Initially thought to be a comet, but travelling upwards.
Skip to 17:40 and listen to ground control: https://t.co/T7HAy8yAn3
At 17:50 a female BA pilot asks if there were military exercises nearby. A Virgin pilot confirms. More confirms
— Dr Gerhard Knecht, PhD (@GerhardKnecht) November 13, 2018
Another pilot from a Virgin plane suggested the light might be a meteor.
Following reports from a small number of aircraft, of unusual air activity the IAA has filed a report, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has said.