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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 10/23/1998 18:37 (Entered as : 10/23/98 18:37)
Reported: 9/25/1999 16:52
Posted: 10/2/1999
Location: Hollymount (County Mayo) (Republic of Ireland),
Shape: Sphere
Duration: 1min30seconds
Characteristics: There was an aura or haze around the object, There were aircraft in the vicinity or aircraft chasing the object
There were 3 witnesses to a glowing ball of light in the west of Ireland It was metalic because the sun which was setting reflected off it.

It was arond 6:37 pm and was beginning to get dark as we travelled home from my grandmothers house. We were just aproaching a small town called Hollymount with about 5 miles more until we would arrive home. I was having a conversation with my mother when I saw her staring at the sky. Suddenly something also caught my attention. It was like the headlights of an oncoming car,but it wasn't a car. It was an object to the right of the moon,slightly larger than the north star and brighter. It was round and looked like a small sphere. First we thought it was the north star but it began to move. It was very shakey and unstable looking. Then I saw another object approaching it ,a plane. The sphere had being hovering in one place but as the plane got nearer the sphere began to move again. It moved from side to side quickly. It began to rise to the left. At this stage the plane was very near. Suddenly the object shot straight upwards to the right until we lost sight of it. The plane continued to follow the object but in a straight line until we also lost sight of that. We have being in great shock since witnessing the object and would love to know what we saw.