The witness was home and up late at 4:25 a.m. on May 18, 2018.
“I went to the window seat to get my laptop and as I live on the fourth floor and have no covering at all over the windows,” the witness stated. “I glanced out over at the forest across the river and noticed a large glowing red/pinky orange object just sitting in the sky above the treetops. At first glance it looked just like the sun, but it was already daylight and the sun had risen. I quickly realized this was no sun or fallen planet which was what I first thought, and which made me really take note.”
The witness could not understand what the object was after watching it for 15 minutes.
“This object was sort of glowing, shimmering but was clearly round and was very sun/planet looking but was obviously way too low in the sky to be the sun or moon or any other planet. I had to walk away and go back to the window as I couldn't believe what I was seeing nor work out what it was. After realizing this thing was still there after a five-minute break, I was just totally gob smacked, speechless and stunned, as I stood staring. After about 10 minutes this object suddenly changed shape/morphed into a large silver star shape and just disappeared before my eyes. As it vanished, it made a weird light in the sky that sort of looked like the old TVs used to make when they were turned off, and a thin white line stayed in the sky for a while after.”
The witness was shocked.
“I’m still speechless and dumbfounded at what I saw. A friend who lives miles away who rises early for work told me two weeks later that he had seen this with a couple of differences. This was before I’d said a word to him so I know I’m not alone and can’t believe I’m the only local who saw this as lots of people here rise early to work at the local factory. I’ve never before seen anything of this nature and would love to find out more if possible as there was nothing in the media as I thought there would be.”
Ireland CAG MUFON Field Investigator Linda Dungan closed this case as an Unknown-Other.