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National UFO Reporting Center Sighting Report
Occurred : 11/22/2000 14:00 (Entered as : 11/22/00 14:00)
Reported: 11/22/2000 15:17
Posted: 12/2/2000
Location: Ballina (Republic of Ireland),
Shape: Disk
Duration: 30 secs.
Large metallic disk in Irish countryside

In broad daylight a metallic disk appeared from behind Mount Neiphin and travelled silently but at huge velocity across countryside in s-pattern before ascending vertically into clouds .Witnessed by at least 5 people including a Garda (police officer) but it is likely that more may have seen it,however area is sparcely populated.We wish to remain anonymous to avoid local ridicule,however we will helpout if more witnesses come forward.I am a high school teacher and others are shop owner, electrician and a student.Object was about 20 metres in diametre.