Audio: Multiple pilots report UFO flying over Ireland

The Irish Aviation Authority has launched an investigation into numerous sightings by airline pilots of an unidentified flying object (UFO) in the skies above Ireland.

Just before 7am (local time) on November 9, a British Airways pilot contacted air traffic control to report the unexpected sighting.

An audio recording of the exchange captures the captain of flight 94 asking if there were any military exercises underway within their proximity. They were told by controllers that no other aircraft showing up on radars and no exercises were planned.

"Okay, [the object] was travelling so fast - in fact you can no longer see it," the pilot replied.

"It came up on our left hand side then rapidly veered to the north. It was a very bright light and then it just disappeared at very high speed, so we were just wondering.

"We didn't think it was likely on a collision course, but just wondered what it could have been."

The pilot of a nearby Virgin flight then joined in the conversation having also seen the mysterious UFO.

"It may have been a meteor or some other object making some sort of re-entry. [It] appeared to be multiple objects heading on the same trajectory. It was very bright where we were," he said.

"I'm glad it wasn't just me," another pilot jokes as the conversation comes to an end.

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