BBC Report: Several Pilots Spot UFOs Over Ireland

UFO spotted, and this time around the reports are neither unconfirmed or from a source that someone can easily dismiss. Several airline pilots recently reported that they witnessed “very bright” UFOs streaking over the Atlantic Ocean near Ireland. This report is no wild tale from a crazy-eyed lunatic. This story simply started with a very confused pilot who could not understand what she saw next to her plane.


On Friday, November 9 at 06:47 (6:47 am) local time, a British Airways pilot contacted Shannon air traffic control. On the flight BA94 from Montreal, the pilot had spotted something strange. She asked if there were military exercises in the area because what she spotted was, “moving so fast.”

The air traffic controller replied and told her that there were no such exercises in the area.

You can probably imagine that wasn’t excellent news to the confused pilot. Here’s the audio from the pilot’s call to air  traffic control:

“It came up on our left-hand side (rapidly veered) to the north, we saw a bright light and it just disappeared at a very high speed… we were just wondering,” said the pilot. We didn’t think it was a likely collision course .. (just wondering) what it could be.”


Here’s one of the fascinating parts of this, though, the British Airlines pilot wasn’t the only one who saw the UFOs. A Virgin Airlines pilot from flight VS76 going from Orlando to Manchester also confirmed the report. However, the Virgin pilot spotted more than one.

“two bright lights at 11 o’clock (which) seemed to bank over to the right and then climb away at speed.”

And believe it or not, according to the Irish Examiner, other pilots spotted the objects, as well. One pilot reported that the UFOs were so fast the speed was “astronomical, it was like Mach 2,” — which is twice the speed of sound.


The response is pretty typical and something we are all used to by now. The Irish Aviation Authority said that the pilot’s reports will be, “investigated under the normal confidential occurrence investigation process,” and that much more won’t come out until that’s over. However, that hasn’t stopped some “experts” from attempting to explain the phenomenon.

An astronomer from the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, Apostolos Christou, chimed in on the reports. He said that what the pilots saw was probably a fragment or dust re-entering the atmosphere. In other words, the experts said that the objects were likely a meteorite or “falling star.”


There are a few things that stink about the “expert” opinions, though.

First, the pilot from Virgin said that the object seemed to, “… climb away at speed.” We couldn’t even get Google to confirm that meteorites only fall down to earth, because that’s such basic common sense. It would be one heck of a thing to see a meteor going up instead of down.

Secondly, we did some math. Remember, the third pilot said that the objects moved at Mach 2, or twice the speed of sound. And in this instance, we can trust that estimation because it’s part of a pilot’s job to know these things.

Thanks to science, we also know how fast meteorites travel — 11-kilometers to 72-kilometers per second — depending on different factors like season and temperature. Now, compare that to Mach 2 which is only .68-kilometers per second, and you start to see a couple of pretty apparent discrepancies.


We all know that the governments of the world, including in the United States release more information all the time regarding the possible existence of UFOs. We even know that the Pentagon spent $22 million to study, “anomalous aerospace threats.” So, if the powers that be truly think we will buy that these sightings were nothing more than a meteorite, they must not be paying attention to the rest of the story.

You can count on us at Ancient Code to read between the lines.


Featured Image CC BY-SA 2.0 from Bernal Saborio via Flickr



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