UFO Report | Sighting | Co. Down | Knocknagoney | 19 July 2020

SUMMARY:

A man is walking his dog shortly after midnight when he sees a steady, bright light. It then moves quickly before stopping again and then disappears.


FIRST NAME

[Withheld]


LAST NAME

[Withheld]

GENDER

Male


EMAIL

[Withheld]


DATE OF BIRTH

[Withheld]


WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO REPORT?

UFO Sighting


DESCRIBE THE WEATHER CONDITIONS

Clear, Dry


WERE YOU NEAR ANY OF THESE?

Military Establishment/Base, Civil Airfield, Communications Mast/Tower, City, Street lights, Urban Area


WHEN DID YOUR ENCOUNTER HAPPEN?

19-Jul-2020


APPROX TIME OF ENCOUNTER

00:05


DURATION OF ENCOUNTER APPROX

00.06


COUNTRY OF ENCOUNTER

Northern Ireland


LOCAL AREA OF ENCOUNTER

Knocknagoney


WHERE THERE ANY OTHER WITNESSES?

No


IF YOU HAVE VIDEO FOOTAGE, PLEASE SHARE.

https://youtu.be/v1LEkNtOAuk


IN YOUR OWN WORDS, DESCRIBE WHAT HAPPENED

I took my dog out for a late night walk as I wanted to see Comet Neowise. While I didn't see the comet, I spotted the light as it passed overhead. It was silent, steady and consistent in its movement.


PLEASE SELECT...

I wish to remain anonymous



Investigator Comments

Given that the witness was near military establishments and a civil airfield, your first thoughts could be that it was an aircraft of some sort. It sort of fits the behaviour of a quadcopter/drone. There was, however, no obvious sound coming from the airborne object. Loud propeller sounds are something that you'd expect from a quadcopter. If it was a drone, you would expect to hear its props clearly, especially as it moves. But how far was it from the observer? Due to the colour, we can safely rule out Chinese lanterns and it’s movements we can run out satellites. Despite the objects apparent silence, we can’t 100% rule out an aircraft with landing lights on, though we do know that Belfast City Airport isn’t a 24 hour airport and would tend to close by the time stated by the witness.

I’ve sent an email asking the airport if they had detected anything in the skies in that area at this time. But, as per, we probably won’t get a response.

Hynek Classification:

Nocturnal Light



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