3 Commercial Airlines Report UFO Sighting Over Ireland Airport
Several commercial aircraft pilots reported sightings of a UFO early Friday morning over southern Ireland’s Shannon Airport. Audio of the incident was released in addition to a video purporting to show the unidentified object in question. Irish Aviation Authorities confirmed an investigation was underway, while the incident continues to receive coverage across mainstream media outlets.
According to an audio recording between the pilots and ground control, the UFO was observed shortly after sunrise on Nov. 9, 2018. The incident is already being written off as pilots mistaking a meteorite entering and burning up in the atmosphere, or as one publication described, “pilots… most likely saw a shooting star, according to a leading expert.”
Seriously? Does this ‘leading expert’ really believe three different commercial pilots from leading airlines would mistake a meteorite for a UFO? Do meteorites fly alongside planes before sharply changing direction and flying away at “absolutely astronomical” speed?
According to the audio, a British Airways pilot first radios in, asking if any military operations are underway in the area, to which she is told there were none. She then responds saying, “Ok, it was moving so fast. In fact, we can no longer see it.”
Air traffic control then inquires whether the object(s) flew alongside her, to which she responds, “just two come up on our left-hand side and then rapidly veer to the north. We saw a bright light and then it disappeared at a very high speed. We were just wondering, we didn’t think it was a likely collision course, we were just wondering what that could have been.”
Then on a completely different frequency and to a different air traffic controller, a Virgin Airlines pilot reports seeing the lights, as well.
“Virgin 76 I saw two bright lights, 11 o’clock, seemed to bank over to the right and then climb away at speed, at least from our perspective,” the pilot said, describing what he saw as “another object making some kind of re-entry – appears to be multiple objects following the same trajectory, very bright from where we were.”
A third pilot from another aircraft chimes in saying, “glad it wasn’t just me!” before the Virgin pilot responds saying, “no, uh yeah, very interesting that one.”
The latest sighting comes in the wake of several similarly strange instances reported by commercial pilots over the past year. Three of these incidents were first reported by The Drive, including sightings in Arizona, Oregon and New York, before later being picked up by a number of mainstream publications.
Some of these went beyond the typical sighting and dismissal as unexplained anomalies, notably the Oregon incident, which prompted the Air Force to scramble several F-15 fighter jets to investigate.
Irish authorities didn’t feel the need to instigate any military response, though it released a statement saying an investigation was under way.
“Following reports from a small number of aircraft on Friday, November 9, of unusual air activity, the IAA has filed a report,” the Irish aviation authorities said. “This report will be investigated under the normal confidential occurrence investigation process.”
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Senior Ops Officer Aboard USS Nimitz Discusses UFO Encounter
Since the New York Times disclosed the existence of the Pentagon’s secret Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), which studied military encounters with UFOs, much speculation has floated regarding the program’s findings and who exactly was involved. Now, a crew member aboard the USS Princeton, involved in the 2004 Nimitz encounter with a Tic-Tac- shaped UFO, has come forward to share some of the high strangeness he’s experienced since that incident 14 years ago.
Kevin Day was a Senior Chief Operations Specialist aboard the USS Princeton in November of 2004 and is mentioned (though his surname is redacted) in the Executive Summary of the incident officially released by the Pentagon.
Day recently spoke to UFO researcher Mike Damante about his subsequent experiences in the years following the event, including a newfound psychic faculty, he claims, gave him advanced cognition, heightened intellect, and the ability to manifest things he desired in life. Day says he also began having vivid dreams of global apocalyptic events that lead to flashbacks in his waking life and severe anxiety.
Though he refrained from speaking out immediately after the incident, and even after it was publicized by the New York Times last year, Day authored a fictional story based on the changes he’s perceived in himself since the Nimitz incident, titled “The See’r.” The story, published in 2009, parallels his experiences from five years earlier when he was privy to the encounter from the USS Princeton’s Combat Information Center (CIC).
Writing his accounts as “fiction” helped him recount his experiences, leaving evidence of the UFO encounter and its high strangeness “in plain sight” as he describes it.
“Writing it as fiction provided me a way of attempting to describe the very nature of what we had encountered, to capture the weirdness of it,” Day said. “And although ‘The See’r’ is certainly fantastical, so too was the actual event. In fact, it is entirely possible the actual truth will turn out to be far, far stranger than my fictional story line.”
Perhaps the most striking part of Day’s story is that the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) in which the Princeton and Nimitz were part of, had been tracking these UFOs – or unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) as the military refers to them – for several days before the recorded encounter by two of the group’s F/A-18 fighter jets.
Day said that in the days before the encounter he had been tracking and observing the UAPs without his colleagues seeming to notice. He waited for the rest of his crew in the CIC to comment on them, but no one would. Some chalk this up to the stigma associated with reporting such sightings when in charge of multi-billion machinery – no one wants to risk their reputation, or worse, their jobs to report what might be construed as an alien spaceship.
What bewildered Day was the fact that he was not just seeing a few anomalies, but what appeared to be an entire fleet of airborne objects operating above them. When he eventually said something, he said everyone acted as if they suddenly knew about the objects and had been observing them as well. That’s when the F/A-18s were deployed. Day’s account of the fleet of UAPs was later corroborated in an interview given by Luis Elizondo, the former director of AATIP.
After the event, Day said he has been contacted by men he can only describe as “spooks,” though he hasn’t been involved in any studies conducted by the government related to the incident. He has however, been in talks with Elizondo and Tom DeLonge, but is unable to give any more details.
We look forward to whatever else will be released because according to former Sen. Maj. Leader Harry Reid, there’s a lot more that may be “hiding in plain sight.”
Check out this episode of Beyond Belief, in which Richard Dolan discusses other strange military encounters with UFOs: