Video emerges of Garda car ‘in pursuit of UFO’ in Gorey

Gardaí quell rumour of intergalactic invasion after ‘flying saucer’ spotted in Wexford

A video has emerged online appearing to show a low-speed pursuit between a Garda car and a flying saucer on the streets of Gorey, Co Wexford.

In the video posted over the weekend on Facebook, a UFO proceeds down the street, closely followed by a squad car with its lights flashing.

However, a Garda spokesman told The Irish Times that it was less of a "pursuit" and more of a friendly escort.

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Posted by Ali Kemal Ali on Saturday, July 30, 2016

The “UFO” in this case is actually an installation for a space-themed art show created by local artist Ali Kemal Ali.


“The gardaí gave (Ali) a little escort around the town to show the UFO off,” said the Garda spokesman, quelling rumours of an intergalactic invasion. “It was all in good faith,” he said.

No aliens have been arrested at this time.

Dean Ruxton

Dean Ruxton

Dean Ruxton is an Audience Editor at The Irish Times. He also writes the Lost Leads archive series