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Sky Lanterns Banned By Scottish Council

Sky Lanterns Banned By Scottish Council
Sky lanterns can be a major fire risk – once lit and set off into the sky you don’t know where an ignited lantern will land

     A Scottish council has banned sky lanterns on its property and its events after the NFU Scotland wrote a letter about their impact on livestock farmers.
By www.farminguk.com
12-5-16

The union said it would welcome both personal and public use of the lanterns being banned as they are a ‘fire risk’ and could be dangerous to livestock.

Stephen McCabe, leader for Inverclyde Council said the lanterns can cause huge damage both to the environment and to animals.

He said: “They can also put an unnecessary strain on the emergency services with people confusing them as distress flares or even UFO’s and calling 999.

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Sky Lanterns Banned By Scottish Council

Sky Lanterns Banned By Scottish Council
Sky lanterns can be a major fire risk – once lit and set off into the sky you don’t know where an ignited lantern will land

     A Scottish council has banned sky lanterns on its property and its events after the NFU Scotland wrote a letter about their impact on livestock farmers.
By www.farminguk.com
12-5-16

The union said it would welcome both personal and public use of the lanterns being banned as they are a ‘fire risk’ and could be dangerous to livestock.

Stephen McCabe, leader for Inverclyde Council said the lanterns can cause huge damage both to the environment and to animals.

He said: “They can also put an unnecessary strain on the emergency services with people confusing them as distress flares or even UFO’s and calling 999.

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UFO Sighting Over Lake Wylie | VIDEO

UFO Sighting Over Lake Wylie - North Carolina 1-5-16

By David Sentendrey
www.fox46charlotte.com
1-7-16

      A possible group of 12-15 UFO’s were seen above Lake Wylie on Tuesday evening.

A retired U.S. Navy officer says more than a dozen red/orange lights were moving back and forth above the lake. In a report on the National U.F.O. Reporting Center website, he says they circled for 5-8 minutes without a sound. […]

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UFOs Caught On Video Over Las Vegas Strip

UFOs Caught On Video Over Las Vegas Strip 8-18-14

By Roger Marsh
OpenMinds.tv
12-1-15

      A Nevada witness at Henderson reported watching and videotaping a series of six bright lights “hanging in the sky” that eventually disappeared one at a time, according to testimony in Case 59929 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The sighting occurred beginning about 8:42 p.m. on September 18, 2014, and the lights appeared to be over the North Las Vegas area.

“I actually think this was further north than North Las Vegas, but distance at night is just a guess,” the witness stated.“The lights actually had a slight amber tint to them and you can see the passing aircraft. So we wondered if any aircraft saw the same lights.”

The lights looked like they were stationary in the sky. The witness believes that the camera settings were not correct and the video is a lower quality than expected (video seen below).

“The first sighting was in the northwest (towards Red Rocks), and the lights appeared at approximately the same altitude as the second recording/sighting that is attached. In the first recording there were only three lights. They slowly disappeared one at a time. Then in less than 30 seconds they reappeared in the north. We were in our backyard that overlooks the strip and mountains. We always look at the strip which is approximately 12 miles from our home. In the north-northwest there is not normally any approaching aircraft landing lights. This would be an odd approach for landing aircraft. Both my wife and I used to work for the airlines at McCarran.”

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‘Black Triangle’ UFO Captured on Video Hovering Over City

'Black Triangle' UFO Captured on Video Hovering Over City

By The Sun
9-20-15

      A UFO shaped like a triangle of lights has been caught on camera flying above San Diego.

The phenomenon has become known as ‘Black Triangle’ sightings because of their dark shape.

The video, which has been shot during the night, clearly shows a formation of lights floating above someone’s house.

If you look closely you can see the lights make up a triangular shape, similar to large objects that have been seen before. […]

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Diamond Shaped Object Filmed Over San Diego | UFO NEWS – VIDEO

Diamond Shaped Object Filmed Over san Diego 9-3-15

By Pete Salisbury
www.imperialbeachnewsca.com
9-14-15

      UFO, drone, helicopter or just simply a mystery?

What was that in the skies over San Diego?

Mar Vista High School Sophomore Garret Conder was watching the Chargers game with his family last Thursday night, Sept. 3, when at approximately 8:10 p.m. his older brother Robert Peraza yelled from outside “You guys got to see this.”

Conder described what happened next: “We all ran outside. It was the most credible piece of UFO evidence I had ever seen. In the south east sky it was a diamond shaped object. Goldish-yellow lights. Very bright, not blinking like aircraft lights. I’ve never seen anything like it. My jaw dropped. I was flabbergasted. The lights were in a weird formation, flying above and below each other. […]

Conder, speculating that it might be of an extra-terrestrial origin, immediately turned to social media, “Tweeting” to the world what he had just witnessed. Others responded that they had seen the same thing, some posted pictures, one person with the screen name @BigKidGeorge from National City posted a short video clip. […]

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UFOs Glide Over Three Florida Towns | VIDEO

UFOs Glide Over Three Florida Towns | VIDEO

Lee Speigel By Lee Speigel
The Huffington Post
1-26-15

     On Saturday night, several eyewitnesses in three Florida locations reported seeing unusual groups of lights in the sky, sometimes forming a gliding triangle pattern.

At approximately 6:35 p.m., YouTube user Jennifer Schee saw three lights above a West Palm Beach, Florida, highway. . . .

“I saw one first, then it disappeared over the ocean,” Schee wrote. “Then I saw the three in this video. Then there were two that came that I have in another video. Then another. Then another. They all followed the same path and they all disappeared over the ocean up in the sky, not down over the horizon.”

Schee wasn’t alone during her sighting, and another eyewitness, Katelyn, commented on her similar observations about 13 miles north of West Palm Beach.

“I saw three, but one at a time in my neighborhood going towards the east coast, each one bright and when their light disappeared, I kept tracking it with my eye and could see a silver dot still gliding through the air in Palm Beach Gardens. It was going west to east all three of them . . ..

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UFOs Seen Over Fort Smith? | VIDEO

UFOs Seen Over Fort Smith 1-11-15

By CBC News
1-15-15

     Strange lights lit up the sky in Fort Smith, N.W.T, this weekend, leading some residents to question whether or not they’d seen something out of this world.

Taxi driver Gabrielle Landrie first spotted the lights at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.

“They were spread out like a huge fan,” she said. “Some were coming from the left, some from the right, and they were all lining up as they were flying over Fort Smith.”

Landrie, who was carrying passengers at the time, pulled over for a better look.

“The way the lights were flashing… red lights were flashing on the bottom, a little bit of white light on top. And the direction they were moving, how they were moving.”

Landrie, who says she believes in extraterrestrial life, says others reported seeing the lights over the weekend through Facebook and Twitter. One sighting came as far away as Enterprise, which is 300 kilometres away by road. . . .

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Witness certain he caught UFOs on video over Ohio

UFO videos captured this Saturday near Cincinnati, Ohio show blinking red and white lights floating across the sky. Some have suggested these, and other recent similar videos, are Chinese Lanterns, but the witness in Cincinnati is certain what he caught was much more mysterious.

According to the website WMD, John Maisel spotted the lights at 9:45 pm along with about 20 of his neighbors in Greenhill, Ohio, which is about 20 miles north of Cincinnati. They described the lights as red and white lights floating over their homes. In the video they speculate that the lights could be drones, rockets, angels, or aliens.

Maisel told WMD, “We saw over a period of 15 to 20 minutes at least 14 of these and I was able to record three of them. Each came from the same place on the northern horizon, flew south until they hit between 90 and 120 degrees and then disappeared.”

He said the lights moved in a “smooth straight line,” and were completely silent. One after another they would move across the sky for 1.5 to 2 minutes before “blinking out.”

Given Maisel’s description and the video, some have suggested that what he and his neighbor witnessed were Chinese Lanterns.  There is nothing to suggest otherwise. On the video one neighbor shouts, “It looks like there is fire coming out of it! I’ve got binoculars right here!”

However, Maisel disagrees with the Chinese Lantern theory. He says, “I’ve spent time through my years watching shooting stars and satellites fly overhead and I’d say given my best estimate they were roughly between airline height and satellite height, a big variation. They certainly were not hundreds of feet off the ground. More like thousands.”

He says they also flew too fast to be Chinese lanterns. He explained, “The video doesn’t reflect this since I’m zoomed in.”

He also said, unlike Chinese Lanterns, they were flying against the wind. He says, “They flew from the Northeast to the Southwest and I confirmed with the National Weather Service that our winds at that time were gentle – 7 mph – from the West/Southwest.”

WMD found another possible cause for the lights when they contacted Middletown Regional Airport, just north of Greenhills. Airport manager Todd Johnson told WMD that were illuminated skydiving going on that night. Johnson said, “We did night jumps on the 26th and we were doing pyrotechnics training.”

Johnson says the skydiving team, Team Fastrax, often gets mistaken for UFOs. Maisel says he hopes this is what it was, but he is still skeptical. He says, “These flew from the horizon and then directly overhead. The referenced video did not zoom in. I was zoomed in the whole time and the sphere shape seems pretty clear. Additionally, they would have been going towards a city/residential area. I am open to an explanation.”

WMD notes that there have been other cases in the near future of similar UFO videos that were suspected to be UFOs, but the witnesses insisted were not. In particular, they cite a story from the Huffington Post in August, 2013 written by Lee Speigel. In this story two similar videos are scrutinized.

The first was from late July, 2013 captured in Tucson, Arizona. One witness wrote on YouTube, “My family and I witnessed these strange amber lights in Tucson on our way home from dinner. There were seven or eight of them crossing the sky, some solo and others in pairs flying very, very close together.”

The witness says the objects moved “very fast” and silently.

The other was from Kansas City, captured on July 27, 2013. The YouTuber who posted the video of the objects, exclaimed, “Looks like a ufo fleet….!!!? (sic)” Again, the video shows orange-colored lights that move silently across the sky.

Former FBI agent, and host of the SyFy Channel’s Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files, told the Huffington Post, “In my opinion both videos are definitely man-made, combustible objects — most likely Chinese lanterns”

“Both videos are consistent with the characteristics of ground-launched, fire-lit objects. In the last five years, we’ve seen an exponential increase in the use of Chinese lanterns and similar lighter-than-air objects launched as hoaxes or as part of celebrations,” Hansen continued. “If you’ve never seen them in the sky before, the experience can be quite stunning to the casual observer.”

 

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New Years Eve UFOs 2010/11 (Chinese Lanterns)

I personally witnessed multiple lantern releases over the Christmas period and on New Years Eve between approximately 12 & 1am my partner checked outside to see if it was snowing and instantly shouted me over to the window, upon looking outside there were approximately 30 to 40 lanterns afloat (in clusters).I’ve explained to my partner what these lanterns were prior to this (I’ve wrote about it

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