The IAA (Irish Aviation Authority) is investigating a possible sighting of a UFO off the south-west coast.
British Airways made a call to Shannon Air Traffic Control, asking if military exercises were taking place in the area.
The IrishExaminer reported that on Friday, a pilot from a British Airways flight contacted Shannon Air Traffic Control to ask if there were military exercises talking place in the area
There were no military exercises underway.
Shannon replied: “
There is nothing showing on either primary or secondary [radar].”
The pilot responded:
“OK. It was moving so fast.”
The controller then asked:
Aviation enthusiast Trevor Buckley spotted the exchanges online, before linking to them:
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
In the audio, the pilot can be heard describing a bright light that came up along the plane before disappearing at very high speed. Listen here;
Further UFO sightings
The British Airways pilot in question wasn't the only one to spot something out of the ordinary.
Two other planes reported seeing a similar object, referencing the same bright light.
They were all flying in and around the Kerry area.
Remember a UFO could be anything and our guess is meteorites.
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