UFO Sighting Report - Ireland
April 17th 2009 : Newcastle Lower, Greystones, Co. Wicklow
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Location: Newcastle Lower, Greystones, Co. Wicklow
Date: April 17 2009
Time: 1.00 am
Number of witnesses: Four
Number of objects: One
Shape of objects: Circular
Weather Conditions: Still dry night
Description: We were standing in a field with a new born foal and noticed an orange/red ball of light move towards us from a southerly direction and then change direction as it neared us and move away in a westerly direction. It is difficult to estimate height off the ground but certainly 400 feet plus and rising higher as it moved away from us. The total length of time in view was 4 to 5 mins which was more than one would assume any flare might last and the change of direction also seemed inconsistent with air movement.
TV/Radio: I am not aware of any reports of same.
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:
Many thanks for your reply. I do think it is quite possible that this is what I saw. Looked somewhat redder than video. However I saw another one on 24th at a higher altitude but I am happy to accept your suggested origin.