|Occurred : 2/13/2007 08:49 (Entered as : 02/13/07 08:49)
Reported: 2/21/2007 5:57:17 PM 17:57
Location: Dungarvan (Republic of Ireland),
|Long metallic saucer flies accross sky, stops suddenly, it stationary for a moment then disappears instantly.
I was driving towards the town in the morning. I saw the object somewhere between 08:45 and 08:50, I’m estimating around the 08:49 mark.
It was a bright morning and the sky was very clear.
As I drove I noticed a bright flash in the sky to my right.
I looked up and saw a metallic saucer shaped object in the sky.
Its surface was a very clean and shiny metallic colour. The sunlight hitting the far right end of the object was causing an occasional flash of light.
The surface of the object shimmered slightly, though this could have been heat rising from my car’s engine. It was a cold morning, however, so I do not consider this to be very likely.
I slowed down and watched the craft carefully.
It travelled across the sky to my left.
It travelled quite fast, a bit faster than a helicopter.
It did not look very low in the sky.
Estimating the distance between my car and the object it looked as if it was quite long. Possibly the size of a large truck.
After moving across the sky for a minute or two it stopped.
The stop was sudden, it did not slow down before it stopped.
It remained stationary in the same spot for a further minute or so.
The object then vanished.
My sight of the object was not obscured by any roadside objects, nor were there any clouds in the sky around the object.
I looked around the sky but could not find the object again.
I was on the main road to the town.
At the spot where I started to see it, the sides of the road did not have any tall trees or other objects that would obscure my sights.
A little further on was a slight hill but the object in question was very high in the sky so the hill did not block my sight.
I was the only person who saw the object.
My sister was in the car with me but was reading at the time. I did not tell her about the object.
I have always been interested in UFO cases, though Ireland has very little to offer relating to the subject.
This was my first sighting of an unusual object in the sky that I could not recognise.
I have heard no other reports of this sighting.