Saturday, October 29, 2011

Glowing Orange Objects Over Antrim Town UK (Power Failure)

Date:  October 29, 2011
Time:  Beginning at 8:10 p.m.
Hi, this evening (29th October 2011) there was a power failure in Antrim town for around 2 hours beginning at 20:10. Whilst outside to look at the sky because there was no light pollution, I saw 2 glowing orange objects in the distance moving in formation to the north of Antrim.

Around 30-40 minutes later I saw the same thing moving from south -> north at very high speed before slowing down once it got to the far right of my vision. This repeated 3 more times, each time I saw it, my sister saw it too.

I am aware that there were alot of fireworks this evening because it's Halloween. However, I have a pilots license and know what an aircraft of any kind looks like.
This was not an aircraft:
  • It's speed was too high, given the distance;
  • Its speed was also too varied;
  • It didn't make a sound
  • It was bright orange - an aircraft has a strobe and a red light on its left wingtip, green on the right wingtip (which by law must be on at all times)
I called the PSNI non-emergency and asked them if they had aircraft in the area, they said no. I then called Aldergrove and spoke to ATC there - they said there was nothing in the area and the only traffic had been a jet landing shortly after 22:00. I can't think of what it may have been, but I'd have known if it was an aircraft.

Thought you may like to know.
If you have seen anything like this in the same area please be kind enough to contact Brian Vike at: with the details of your sighting. All personal information is kept confidential. website:

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