A number of planes flying over the county last Friday reported sightings of UFOs, prompting a call to Shannon Airport Traffic Control (SATC) from British Airways to ask if a military exercise was taking place.
The British pilot onboard the flight from Montreal to Heathrow revealed that the UFO had come up along the left side of the aircraft before it rapidly moved to the North at a very high acceleration.
The pilot of the Boeing 787, which was flying from Montreal to Heathrow, went on to describe how he spotted a odd flying object that "was moving so fast".
She wanted to know if there were military exercises in the area because there was something "moving so fast". We were just wondering.
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". 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. He repeated the details about the objects being very bright and moving at extremely high speeds, likening their appearance to an object re-entering the earth's atmosphere from space.
Other pilots also spotted lights, the Irish Examiner reported - and air authorities are to investigate the incident.
Another pilot from a Virgin plane then chipped in, denting hopes of aliens: he suggested it could be a "meteor or another object making some kind of re-entry".
"Very interesting, that one", said the pilot.
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