At what at first was thought to be a star in close proximity to the morning Sun, a woman in Omagh watched it move closer, followed by sighting 9 further unidentified lights.
DATE OF BIRTH
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO REPORT?
DESCRIBE THE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
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 (My Family)
IN YOUR OWN WORDS, DESCRIBE WHAT YOU SAW.
"On 25th of September 2020 I was driving into my park and I noticed what looked to be the brightest star beside the sun . I thought it was the biggest brightest star I'd ever seen plus in the day light . I got up to my drive and continued to watch it . Then come more they moved closer and beside each other . I seen approx ten lights was trying to get photos and video in a hurry as I needed the loo also my phone wasnt focusing and it was really cold . I just wanted to get something tho as it's not the first time I've encountered something strange . They weren't there long tho only about 5 minutes ."
I wish to remain anonymous.
Initial investigations indicate that Venus was visible at that time, which could explain the “star” beside the sun (see graphic below). However, this doesn’t explain how it was moving closer to the Sun and doesn’t account for the 9 other lights that were seen. We’ve reviewed pictures and footage submitted to us and the lights, whilst clearly present, are a bit of a mystery. They look similar to early morning transatlantic airliners, but they wouldn’t be grouped as such and historical flight records don’t indicate that this was the case.
At this time of morning, it’s not unusual to have high altitude ice clouds illuminated brightly by the sun when low on the horizon, but I don’t entirely believe that this is the case here.
If anyone else has witnessed something like this in the area at the time, please get in touch.
Video footage as recorded by the witness
Still image captured by the witness
Records show that Venus was visible at the time, which may account for the initial "bright" star that was observed by the Sun. However, the fact that it moved closer to the Sun suggests that it may have been something else.