UFO Sighting Report - Ireland
September 16th 2007 : Dublin
Location: Lower Kimmage Road Dublin 6w
Date: 09/16/07 approximately 8:30PM
Approach Direction: almost directly from the west crossing Lower Kimmage Road
Departure Direction: almost directly east
Witness Direction: directly underneath
Description: The object appeared to be an Orange ball of light (not red or any other color) and was not flashing. It travelled westerly at a constant speed (slower than conventional aircraft) and appeared to be gaining altitude as it moved. It eventually went out of view after about 45 seconds when it reached some clouds in the distance.
Color/Shape: Orange, round. The object appeared to be like fire rather than a light, that is to say that rather than the way a light will have a central point which radiates this light was softer and glowed more like orange flames. Normally an aircraft flying this low would be audible but there was no sound.
Height & Speed: I would not be able to give an accurate height but it was lower than any aircraft I have seen flying in this area before and was about half the size of a one cent Euro coin held at arms length. I can say that it was definitely moving at no more than 100 miles per hour.
UFOINFO Note: As with other similar reports I asked the witness to have a look at the UFO Balloons website to see if this is what might have been seen and received the following reply:
I can confirm that this object was definitely not a balloon. It was traveling on a perfectly straight trajectory at a speed much faster than the wind but slower than typical aircraft speed that frequent this area. I would say the speed was about 100 miles per hour but not more. The object seemed to gain altitude much faster than a balloon would. The practice of releasing balloons/lanterns would be very rare in Ireland and may well be illegal due to the possible confusion with a distress flare. Regardless of this I can confirm that this was not a balloon or a lantern. Although I did not make an estimate of the height the object was at in my original sighting I can say with confidence that is was more than 700 feet (210 meters) because it appeared higher than the two smoke stacks at Poolbeg generating station where I worked for some years and they are roughly 700 feet tall.
I will browse through some images on the web and forward anything which closely resembles what I seen.