13 of Ireland's most notorious UFO hotspots
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13 of Ireland's most notorious UFO hotspots

DO ALIENS exist, is the truth really out there or are we all just being duped while the Government continues to test out top secret flying technology right under our noses?

England and Scotland may have witnessed their fair share of UFO sights - but they definitely aren't alone.

Here are some of Ireland's biggest UFO hotspots according to the website UFO Stalker and just some of the strange objects stopped in recent times.

 13. Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

On November 16, 2017, a fast-moving light was spotted high in the sky, carefully tracking a commercial aircraft that has just taken off. To this day, no official explanation has ever been offered.

12. Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

Back on September 30, 1996, a slow-moving object was observed for around half an hour, moving east to west overhead before retracing its path again and again in a way that dispelled any suggestion it could be a plane.

11. Westport, Co. Mayo

In more recent times, an experienced sky watcher reported seeing 'something out of the ordinary' in the Westport sky on February 4, 2018. A mysterious shape unlike anything witnessed before or since. The shape has not returned since.

10. Clifden, Co. Galway

On July 23, 2008, two mysterious oval orbs were spotted near Clifden and eventually photographed by an onlooker. The pictures shed no light on what the shapes were though conventional aircraft was ruled out.

9. Bruff, Co. Limerick

Another recent sighting on October 17, 2017 let onlookers unsettled. Again, it involved two orbs, only this time blue light was emanating from the craft. Onlookers reported suspecting the lights to be part of a larger flying object or perhaps even two objects flying close together.

8. Kanturk, Co. Cork

An unidentified flying object was spotted travelling at an accelerated speed over Kanturk on December 3, 2017. It was only seen for a matter of seconds before disappearing completely.

7. Glounthaune Village, Co. Cork

On April 12, 2017, a ball of bright golden light was spotted by locals travelling at tremendous speed before changing direction and disappearing quickly. The change of direction indicates it couldn't possibly have been a standard aircraft.

6. Middleton, Co. Cork

Back on July 6, 2017, onlookers in Middleton claimed to have spotted a strange star-shaped ball of light that began moving in a series of random directions unlike anything man-made.

5. Dublin, Co. Dublin

On December 7, 2017, two bright intense lights were reported hovering, stationary, over Dublin Airport. As the sun began to rise, the two lights got brighter before eventually disappearing.

4. Dromahair, Co. Leitrim

A series of bright stationary lights reportedly appeared in the Dromahair sky before quickly disappearing again on November 25, 2016.

3. Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Photos taken on August 24 depicted a strange black triangle flying high in the sky above Letterkenny. Could it have been a prototype fighter jet being tested out? There have been no sightings of the shape since.

2. Greystones, Co. Wicklow

A speck of orange motionless light was spotted in the sky on November 19, 2016. The orange light soon began expanding into a larger, brighter shape approximately five times its original size. It then switched to a red and blue colour before moving west.

1. Kells, Co. Meath

On August 15, 1977, strange lights and shapes were spotted high above Kells for several hours. At one point, a large triangular craft, with a multi-coloured light trail, flew past at high speed.