Pilots saw bright lights streaking across the sky at an astronomical speed. The Irish Aviation Authority is investigating a unusual sightings by a number of pilots of commercial aircraft while in contact with Shannon Air Traffic Control.
The Irish Aviation Authority, IAA, is investigating an unidentified flying objects, UFOs, which streaked across the sky on Friday morning and disappeared.
Several commercial aircraft reported seeing at least one bright light with one pilot stating that the UFO was going at an astronomical speed of at least Mach 2, 1534 mph, which is twice as fast as a commercial jetliner.
The British Airways 787, operating Flight BA94 from Montreal, call sign Speedbird 94, radioed Shannon Air Traffic Control at 6:47 a.m. asking if there were any military exercises over the Atlantic Ocean, off the west coast of Ireland, to which she hadnít been alerted.
A pilot recounted:
It was moving so fast. It appeared on our left hand side and rapidly veered to the north. We saw a bright light and it then just disappeared at a very high speed. We were just wondering. We didnít think it was likely political. We were just wondering what it might be, she added.
A Shannon air traffic controller responded:
Thereís nothing showing on either primary or secondary radar.
Also wondering were pilots flying nearby, who saw the same, well, whatever it was.
A pilot from a Virgin Airlines plane, callsign Virgin76, from Orlando to Manchester, came on to air traffic control and suggested it might be a meteor or another object making some kind of re-entry. There appeared to be multiple objects following the same sort of trajectory. They were very bright from where we were, it was not something but somethings:
Multiple objects following the same sort of trajectory, very bright from where we were.
The pilot also confirmed that he he had seen two bright lights that seemed to bank over to the right and climb away at speed at least from our perspective.
A third pilot responded:
Glad it wasnít just me.
An IAA spokesman said the authority is investigating the incident and will file a report.
This report will be investigated under the normal confidential occurrance investigation process. The spokesman added that it was unlikely to be aliens from another planet.
But for many people who read between the classified lines, there was no need. We already know the Truth.
This is normally the point at which chortling naysayers would shout their disbelief. After all, for decades the public has been told that aliens donít actually exist and that people who believed otherwise were crackpots in tinfoil hats.
But in an admission straight out of a B movie, the Pentagon recently confirmed that there was a $22 million government program to collect and analyze anomalous aerospace threats, government speak for UFOs.
And Area 51, the secret base in Nevada whose existence had been denied by the government for decades, has existed for decades, the government admitted. It was a test strip for a CIA spy plane and other classified aircraft, according to a CIA history declassified in 2013. And because the government had a giant secret test base in the Nevada desert, it used the area for all kinds of secret testing, putting the A-12 aircraft and the angular F-117 stealth ground attack jet through their paces.
So who needs a tinfoil hat now?
The admission lent an impression of viability to a century of bizarre, unexplained phenomena.
But what of the bright lights over the Atlantic seen by not one but two airline crews responsible for the health and well being of hundreds of passengers?
Aircraft experts told the Irish Examiner that the lights were probably meteorites entering Earth at a low angle. The high speeds were the result of acceleration caused by Earthís gravity. The bright lights were probably the result of friction as the celestial bodies pierced Earthís atmosphere.
Sure. We believe you.