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Occurred : 8/4/2010 23:00 (Entered as : 08/04/2010 23:00)
Reported: 8/4/2010 3:52:54 PM 15:52
Posted: 8/24/2010
Location: Claremorris, Co. Mayo, Ireland,
Shape: Light
Duration:5 mins
Stationary, pulsating beam of green light from cloud to open ground.

It was dark and the sky had hazy cloud. We were walking by the lake in a suburbian setting and noticed a semi-translucent beam of green light coming straight down from the clouds, stationary and flashing on and off on a cycle of about 3 seconds.

The beam was too wide (6 inches perhaps) to be a joker with a lazer, and anyway it could be seen in front of the houses at a point on the ground. There was no sound of a helicopter or any other craft. We have often seen police helicopters over the district with their white searchlights, quite different from this event.

Also, their engines make a loud noise overhead. I was with my gran, who is very sceptical about such things, but she was frightened by this, and wanted to get away. She described the clouds as having a strange two-dimensional appearance, with the one emitting the beam being dome-shaped.

The beam went off suddenly and nothing occurred since. My gran is very straight-laced, so to see her so affected is a measure of the strangeness of the event.