A woman and her partner noticed a light moving erratically in the sky over East Belfast for about 2 minutes before it disappeared. The witness managed to capture footage of what they saw that night and shared it with us. The witness claims to have seen orange, pulsating orbs in previous nights too.
DATE OF BIRTH
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO REPORT?
DESCRIBE THE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
Calm, Cold, Clear
WERE YOU NEAR ANY OF THESE?
WHEN DID YOUR ENCOUNTER HAPPEN?
25th September 2020
APPROX TIME OF ENCOUNTER
DURATION OF ENCOUNTER APPROX (mins)
COUNTRY OF ENCOUNTER
LOCAL AREA OF ENCOUNTER
WHERE THERE ANY OTHER WITNESSES?
Yes. [Name withheld]
IN YOUR OWN WORDS, DESCRIBE WHAT YOU SAW.
Myself and my partner seen a bright white light moving erratically in the sky. We watched it move for approximately 2 minutes and then it disappeared. We have also both witnessed on 2 separate occasions a bright orange ball of light in the sky that looks as though it is pulsing. I do not have footage of the orange ball but I have a video of the object we seen last night.
I wish to remain anonymous
After reviewing the footage and correlating the stated time of evening with historical satellite orbit data, I’m certain that this could have been the International Space Station. The report describes the movement of the object in question to be erratic, but the footage appears to be shaky, so we can’t conclude if it was the object itself moving around a lot or just the movement of the recording device.
The ISS passed over the South coast of the Republic of Ireland and was visible between 21:32:55 and 21:35:36 - a duration of 2 minutes and 41 seconds with a magnitude of -2.4 (brighter than Sirius at -1.5 and dimmer than Venus at -4.4) Again, the report lacks in a little detail and we’d be interested to know the direction of travel of the object. I’ve contacted the witness to ask this and awaiting their response. [UPDATE] The witness has responded and confirms that the object was traveling South.
(Actual witness video footage)