The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has opened an investigation into multiple reports of one or more fast-moving, unidentified objects seen flying off the coast of Ireland last Friday. The unusual object was first reported to air traffic control by a British Airways pilot flying off the south-western coast of Ireland, with other pilots soon following suit.

The first pilot can be heard asking if there was any military activity in the area, with air traffic controllers responding in the negative. At that point, the pilot explains that she’d just seen something that was moving “so fast.”

“It came up on our left-hand side, rapidly veered to the north, we saw a bright light and it just disappeared at a very high speed … we were just wondering. We didn’t think it was a likely collision course … just wondering what it could be,” she told controllers out of Shannon. Almost immediately, another pilot chimes in.

“Meteor or some other object making some kind of re-entry,” the other pilot offered. “It appeared to be multiple objects following the same sort of trajectory… very bright from where we were.”