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29/01/2010 - Letterkenny, Ireland - Glowing White Disc Sighting

Updated: Aug 25, 2019

Birmingham UFO Group Report

Author: Dave Hodrien

Originally forwarded by Richard Hall

Release Date: 28/09/2011

For reasons of anonymity pseudonyms have been used

Sighting Details

It was between 8.40-9.15pm on the evening of 29th January 2010. Thomas was at the hospital where he works in Letterkenny, Donegal. He was standing outside having a breath of fresh air on a break from his work. It was the night of the full moon and the stars could be seen through gaps in the low partial cloud. It was also quite windy.

Thomas was looking up at the full moon and watching the clouds drift by. Suddenly he saw a strange object come into view over the top of the building alongside him, almost overhead but a bit to the North. It appeared to be a flattened disc shape and was glowing white. Thomas describes it as looking like a “round hole of daylight punched through the night sky”. It appeared to be about 10 metres in diameter. The object was a short distance above the low level cloud layer, and was initially travelling against the wind. Thomas knows this as the clouds were travelling in the opposite direction to it. Also he could see the clouds passing beneath the object so it was clearly solid and not a searchlight hitting the base of the clouds.

Photograph taken at the sighting location looking up at the roof of the building, with the UFO drawn on top by the witness in the position it first appeared:

The UFO initially travelled East for about 300 metres. Rich estimates it moved between 70-80 mph. Then it suddenly came to an abrupt halt. After hovering still for a short time it then flashed extremely fast before shining a beam of yellow-white light downward onto the top of a nearby large cloud. The beam lasted for several seconds. It repeated this a few times.

Photograph of the sighting location with the UFO drawn on top in the position it moved to initially:

After this astounding display it then moved in the opposite direction back towards his location. Again it stopped, flashed, and shone the beam downwards onto the clouds several times. Over the next 15-20 minutes it repeated this entire sequence five or six times. It appeared to be searching for something or scanning the clouds.

Photograph of the sighting location with the UFO drawn on top in the various positions that it moved to:

Witness drawing showing the movement pattern of the UFO: