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30/07/2021

MONDAY MEMORY: 30 years on from the mystery of Edenderry's 'UFO'

The RTE cameras were sent to investigate

MONDAY MEMORY: 30 years on from the mystery of Edenderry's 'UFO'

MONDAY MEMORY: 30 years on from the mystery of Edenderry's 'UFO'

It is 30 years since a mysterious light show above Edenderry attracted the attention of the RTE cameras.

In 1988, the Cahill family captured the mysterious flickering light in the sky and it was later described as unexplained for the RTE News cameras. 

Speaking at the time, Marian Cahill said: "UFO means Unidentified Flying Object and at the moment it’s an unidentified flying object."

RTÉ News called on space expert David Moore from Astronomy Ireland to examine the image. He examined it on film and suggested the light was caused by an aircraft coming directly at the observer and flickering through the camera lens.

"It’s two bright lights coming towards the operator," he said.

This segment was orginally broadcast on RTE News on April 23, 1988. You can click here to view the report

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