Irish Aviation Authority investigating sighting of 'UFO' off the coast of Ireland

Pilots encounter ‘very bright’ UFO which ‘disappeared at high speed’

Pilots encounter ‘very bright’ UFO which ‘disappeared at high speed’

A UFO investigation is under way in Ireland after pilots flying BA and Virgin Airlines jets reported seeing mysterious bright lights as they crossed the country.

She said the object came up alongside the plane before vanishing at "a very high speed". "It appeared on our left hand side and rapidly veered to the north".

The pilot said he saw "two bright lights" over to the right which climbed away at speed. Incredible audio has been released of the moment the pilots from three different flights had a close encounter with the "bright light".

The incident, which took place at 6.47am local time, was captured on air traffic control radio logs.

The British pilot asked the air traffic control whether any military exercises are going on off the Irish coast as she spotted something moving so fast.

A third then says: "Glad it wasn't just me".

The pilot of another aircraft, a Norwegian Air 737, was also party to the overall conversation.

You can listen to the archived recording of the call from 17 minutes here.

"Following reports from a small number of aircraft on Friday 9 November of unusual air activity, the IAA has filed a report", a spokesperson said.

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".

Airlive reports that the Irish Aviation Authority is "investigated under the normal confidential occurrence investigation process".

Two other pilots reported seeing the same thing.

Shannon ATC: "Speedbird 94?"

Another pilot chimed in, saying the speed that the object - or objects - were traveling was "absolutely astronomical, like Mach 2 or something".

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