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Sighting in Waterford

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Sighting in Waterford was created by jerome

First time on this sight but I wanted to tell someone what I saw.
At 21.23 on Thursday 7/10/04 I was picking my son up from football training when an extremely bright object with a tail crossed the sky in front of me. The object developed a large halo and then I lost sight of it.It was traveling from East to West and my location was map ref 223.113 (I think) on sheet 22. I picked up my son , he did not see the object but himself and his friends did hear something whistling overhead. He was at map ref. 227.104 same sheet.

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Replied by ctr on topic Re: Sighting in Waterford

Wow! :shock:
Dam!! :cry:
I was indoors so saw nothing.

Was this in the City or County

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Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Sighting in Waterford

Cool! 8)
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Sighting in Waterford

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Replied by albertw on topic Re: Sighting in Waterford

Somewhat related did anyone see a `bright meteor` in Dublin on the 6th (Wednesday) 22:50 local time heading north west, I only saw it out the window through cloud (it was bright and caught my eye), I reckon it would have passed over Tallaght.

It was cloudy so I cant comment on a tail or halo, and I was indoors do I didnt hear any noise. It was brighter than an iridium flare (-10 at a guess) but moved faster than a flare, yet slower than a regular meteor.

Two westerly(sh) headding objects two nights in a row
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Replied by Keith g on topic Re: I SAW IT TOO!!!!

Jerome, I was out in the backyard for 5 minutes at that time last night and i saw it too!!! :D I'm in Cavan, but originally from Waterford, it shot from east to west, leaving a huge grey trail visible for about 5 seconds!, it actually whizzed past my binocular field of view and i looked up straight away, no noise though. Wonder what it was????

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Replied by Eugene Burke on topic Re: Sighting in Waterford

Hi Jerome,
I looked up your map ref were you at the bend at Gabe Foley's ?If so it could have come down (or bits of it ) anywhere in the Cappoquin area.
If you'd like we could meet up and try to establish its altitude and angle of entry as that area is untilled land traces could be there. We can only try it out!!
You can send me a "private message " on this forum by clicking on my name and email me with a contact number.I'm in Dungarvan myself.

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Replied by Eugene Burke on topic Re: Sighting in Waterford

Sorry Jerome
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Replied by jerome on topic Re: Sighting in Waterford

Hi ctr,

The sighting was in west Waterford near Kilbrien.

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Replied by Eugene Burke on topic Re: Sighting in Waterford

Just to upate I spoke to Jerome (of whom I'm aware through a mutual aquaintance) and he was in his car when it passed in front of him low in the windscreen ,I have arranged to meet to establish more details and wuold appreciate if Keith G could furnish me with more info re direction alt duration etc If not Keith I'll complain you to your teacher Mr W..sh,whom you met recently in Lidl buying a battery pack !!
If needs be I will look for sightings through the local papers.

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