A CORKMAN's video of a UFO over Bishopstown has gone viral with over 155,000 viewings on YouTube since being uploaded last week.
Douglas resident Donal Brady was in Bishopstown at a friend's house when he spotted a bright light in the sky. He then took out his phone to film it as a plane flew past.
The jerky video shows the object moving very slowly across the Cork sky.
A number of commercial airline pilots flying near Kerry reported similiar sightings in the south-west of the country the day before but these have been dismissed by experts as possibly a meteorite or the reflection of a high flying plane's hull.
Others have dismissed the object as the International Space Station passing over or a large satellite but some people commenting on the video are saying it could be proof of an alien species visiting our skies due to the trajectory of the object and the movements reported by the airline pilots.
Both a British Airways pilot and a Virgin Airlines pilot reported sightings of a UFO to Shannon Air Traffic Control on Friday, November 9.
Mr Brady told the Evening Echo that reaction to the video has gone “off the wall” and the media interest has been “crazy” since he posted it.
The Irish Aviation Authority has opened an investigation into the sightings which have extended as far as Carlow.