UFO Sighting Report - Ireland
January 1st 2010 : Carlow
UFOINFO Sighting Form Report
Date: January 1st 2010
Number of witnesses: 1
Number of objects: 3
Shape of objects: Orange lights
Hi, I saw very strange orange lights in Carlow in the Eastern sky at about 7.30pm.
There were 3 bright orange lights in a triangle formation moving slowly to the South East, I observed them for a couple of minutes, then 2 disapeared leaving the last one to slowly fade out (or move behind something maybe). I couldn't tell if the lights were part of one thing, or were separate objects, they moved in strict formation though and didn't move relative to each other, if they were part of one object that object would have had to have been huge.
It was also impossible to gauge their speed or their height in the sky, though I did get the definite impression that they were inside the atmosphere and were moving relatively slowly.
I am a rational person, and scientifically trained, I am also used to looking at stars and aircraft, satelites etc, and these were nothing I have ever seen in the sky before. I was totally baffled by these things; I have never seen anything like this, and while being interested in the idea of UFOs like everyone else, I am not someone who spends much time worrying about them.
Your site contains lots of very similar reports from recent dates, and that has made me feel better as I was a bit disturbed afterwards wondering what the hell it was that I saw. If you have any other reports from people in this part of the country I would love to know about it.
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:
Hi John, thanks very much for getting back to me. I did some more snooping on the Internet actually and I saw those Chinese lanterns on a couple of websites. It's certainly possible that that is what I saw on Jan 1st (the date may be something to do with it).
There are still some things that make me think that may not be an adequate explanation, in terms of these objects fixed orientation to each other, and their colour and brightness, also the "nature" (which is hard to explain) of the light they emitted seemed unlike what the various websites have showed. However, I could be mistaken and it's certainly plausible as a rational explanation, but it remains very interesting.
This incident has perked my interest in what's going on over the skys in Ireland so I will paying more attention to the skys and to the stories of reports in the futures.
Thanks again for getting back to me.