UFO Report | UFO Sighting | Co. Antrim | Ballyclare | 23rd September 2020

REPORT SUMMARY:

A man walking his dog in his local par on a clear September evening in 2020, claims to have witnessed a fast moving light before stopping and shooting up into the sky.

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

WERE YOU NEAR ANY OF THESE?

Town

WHEN DID YOUR ENCOUNTER HAPPEN?

23rd September 2020

APPROX TIME OF ENCOUNTER

21:30

DURATION OF ENCOUNTER APPROX

00:01 (mins)

COUNTRY OF ENCOUNTER

Northern Ireland

LOCAL AREA OF ENCOUNTER Ballyclare

WHERE THERE ANY OTHER WITNESSES?

No

IN YOUR OWN WORDS, DESCRIBE WHAT YOU SAW.

I was walking through the park with my dog as I turned around I noticed I [sic] bright light in the sky moving to [sic] fast for a plane I watched it for about 30 seconds when it stopped and shot straight up in seconds I could see the light fade out really fast as it got higher. 100% not a plane or a star

PLEASE SELECT…

I wish to remain anonymous.

Investigator comments:

The report is a little lacking in detail, such as colour of the light, direction of travel and approximated altitude (low, medium, high). Checking through historical data, the International Space Station was passing over the area at the time, and was visible between 21:30:41 and 21:33:32 (HH:MM:SS); a total duration of 2 minutes and 51 seconds.

Given this information and that it was stated to be clear that night, we can’t rule out the ISS entirely, but if the account of the light having stopped before shooting upwards is accurate, then other avenues will need exploring.

I will now email the witness for more detail on what they’ve seen to help us rule other elements out. Until such times, the case will be closed.

If anyone else throughout the country noticed this, please get in touch.

Hynek Classification:

Nocturnal Light


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