“It was moving so fast. It came up on our left-hand side and then rapidly veered to the north. It was a very bright light that disappeared at very high speed.”
Two separate pilots witnessed the unidentified entity speeding close to Shannon airport on November 9th. Authorities report that there were no scheduled military exercises and no other craft exhibiting these actions.
Not long after the event a Virgin Airlines pilot flying into the UK from the United States witnessed a similar experience, saying that it looked like a meteor – but was made up of multiple flashes and were incredibly bright.
The Irish Aviation Authority said that it was investigating the strange phenomenon.