IT APPEARS Spike Island is not just a popular destination for tourists if the latest UFO sighting in Cork is to be believed.
A Cork photographer has said he is baffled after he captured video of an object hovering over Spike Island before ascending at speed into the sky on Monday.
Cobh-native Luke Kelly-Wilmot was leaving his home in the harbour town when he spotted the object over the island. While travelling as a passenger in his girlfriend's car, he began filming and the video has gone viral since he shared it on social media.
“My girlfriend was driving and we were travelling about 50km/h. A lot of people are saying it was a drop of water on the window but that's not possible as the window was down and we were travelling from left to right," he told the Evening Echo.
“We were hopping into the car and I thought I could see something. As we were walking to the car I asked my girlfriend if she could see it but she didn't have her glasses on but I was sure I could see something over Spike.
“At the time I didn't think anything of it but when we started moving and got up a bit higher I could see it hovering and that's when I took my phone out. I didn't see it take off with my own eyes because I had turned to say something to my girlfriend but when I watched it back I could see that it just took off and then it was gone. I put it up on social media and it has blown up online.
“It's funny watching all the theories unfold on Facebook but I'm definitely going to keep my eye out now,” he added.
Some have dismissed the object as a drone or a bird caught in a crosswind.
However, the sighting is yet another unexplained event in Cork this month.
Douglas resident Donal Brady was in Bishopstown on November 10 at a friend’s house when he spotted a bright light travelling across the sky slowly. His video has since been viewed 165,000 times on Youtube Both a British Airways pilot and a Virgin Airlines pilot reported sightings of a UFO to Shannon Air Traffic Control on Friday, November 9.
The Irish Aviation Authority has launched an investigation into these incidents.