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Occurred : 7/12/2008 23:30 (Entered as : 09/12/08 23:30)
Reported: 7/17/2008 12:05:01 PM 12:05
Posted: 8/12/2008
Location: Cork (Ireland),
Shape: Sphere
Duration:3 minutes
09/12/08 23:30 Cork Ireland 1-2 minutes yellow glowing sphere travelling across sky. 07/17/08


It was a clear night and I was at home after finishing some work. I went out onto my 2nd floor terrace for a cigarette and noticed it was a starry night. While looking at the stars I noticed a strange shaped object in the sky. Under the impression it was a satellite I turned off all the lights in my house fast (there were only two on on the 2nd floor so it didn’t take long) now in total darkness the object was still visible. I live in the country so it is very quiet and dark. The object was moving across the sky in a north-westerly direction.

The object was emitting a yellow-orange pulsating glow and was the size of the moon. It was at around 20000 feet off the ground. Having seen many satellites before I realised this was of foreign origin. It was at too low an altitude to be a commercial plane and the wrong colour lights were there.

After about one minuet the object passed my house and was no longer visible. I questioned a member of my family who holds a position in Air Traffic Control at the airport (Cork international airport) and no flight was bearing that direction at that altitude that night.

As of yet I cannot find a satisfying conclusion to this event.

Sincerely, former sceptic, Mr. X