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UFOs Cause Chaos in The UK - Brits Suspect Invasion!

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posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 07:13 AM
These sightings and some of the crop circles seem to be sending a very clear message to the Brits. The message We are here So it seems to me.

posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 07:46 AM
We had an invasion of ufo's here in liverpool a few months ago. Liverpool in 40 miles away from Manchester.
Again the pigs put it down to a Meteor shower.....

posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 07:47 AM
I am not sure the Orange Ball of Light Phenomenon is the same everywhere it seems to be happening in many locations worldwide...most recently of course the UK. Many states in the US have ongoing OBOL phenomenon.

posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 08:11 AM
Never heard about this and I live in the UK.

Also, the Daily Star is an even worse tabloid than The Sun. Sensationilist fiction alot of the time, and it's also owned by a known pornographer, most of the stories in the papers are about girls with big boobs..

Not a reliable source.

posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 08:13 AM

Originally posted by Spock Shock

Like who does that, really... what kind of amusement could be had letting bags and candles fly into the sky, why not just sit at home and play xbox, jeeze, and to make us all wonder if those were ufo's, police should ban those lanterns, seriously a big distraction in the sky already, i'd flip out on a kid if I seen someone doin it...

Originally posted by Total Package
Yup they wouldnt want to let one free around me.

Err i once let one of these things go as a science project when i was a kid, i did it more recently to show a friends kids some basic physics principles and make it more fun.

Not everyone is trying to fool the UFO community you know. What's most interesting is the publics reaction, thinking they were being invaded

posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 08:30 AM
In the Sthelens area (roughly halfway between liverpool and manchester) people have been spotting orange orbs for the last few months.

In the local paper there is probably at least one or two UFO stories every month, I know of at least ten people who have witnessed these orange orbs and they didn't move anything like the paper lanterns...

Paper lanterns follow air currents and kind of follow the wind.

These orange orbs have been seen to split into other orbs, fly around each other in different directions and then zip off at top speeds...

I don't know if these are the same things mentioned in the OP's link, but i doubt it. These seem to be something very different.

posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 08:49 AM
This is a description of what I saw August 05/08.

posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 10:38 AM

Originally posted by beefeater
reply to post by Frank Warren

here is a video of the light and a news report

probably just lanterns

excellent!!! chinese lanterns are beginning to get a little tiresome but what interests me is the evidence of the same things in holland on the same night, all filmed independantly in 3 separate locations. fascinating. now we all need to examine this without bias and see what we can glean from it...and please, no more lanterns, weather balloons or satellites. plus that is nothng like a meteor shower, the perseids look nothing like that! even suggesting that it may be is to display a ridiculous level of bias. be objective for a change, skeptics and believers alike. maybe we might get somwhere if we can all do that!!!


posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 10:43 AM
I don't get how anyone takes these sort of lights very seriously, lights like that could be anything, show us lights that pull off some decent maneuvers and we might have something, of course im not talking about flashing lights that make jet noise!

posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 10:58 AM
reply to post by digdeep

There is no evidence that they are the same things that were seen in Holland, only that similar things were sighted in a similar event, two completely different things. I merely mentioned meteors as a guess simply on the grounds that it occurred very close to the actual shower I even did say in a follow up post that given the fact they didn't have tails that I wasn't convinced that they actually were meteors.

Completely ignoring any changes that have occurred in a topic since a contributers first post in a thread is also a display of ridiculousness and bias. Also calling me and some others ridiculous for being objective (as you ask) and drawing on our own conclusions (which is better than listening to any authority whether it be sceptical, cynical Debunker or believer).

But rather than hiding behind a false mask of Scepticism why don't you actually be as objective as your asking the rest of us to be and rather than outright discounting lanterns, weather balloons or satellites...etc offer sufficient reasons based on your own conclusions as to why all the other possibilities are wrong

posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 12:41 PM
About the Friesland video posted earlier. We can rule out the possibility of an balloon/lantarn in that one, as the people confirm the object is going east.

I looked up which direction the wind was blowing yesterday and it was coming from the east blowing west. If it would have been something attachted to a balloon it would have gone west..

posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 02:08 PM

Originally posted by cPrime

A Greater Manchester Police spokes-man said: “It is believed the lights occurred naturally, possible as a result of a meteor shower.”

Why can't authorities ever own up and say they have absolutely no idea what everyone just witnessed? They always have to come up with at least one simple explanation, no matter how unlikely, for something unexplainable. I guess certain people need to grasp onto anything that keeps them from thinking.

Because if people know what it was, it would cause less fear and chaos.

posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 02:40 PM

Originally posted by internos
There's an update on :

UFO mystery solved
Lanre Bakare
16/ 8/2008

THE Stretford UFO sighting has been solved and apparently it was no more than a lot of hot air!

Bright orange lights appeared above Stretford on Thursday night, sparking speculation that extra terrestrials had come to Manchester.

But, according to a witness, the truth is that they were lanterns made by children out of bin bags and candles.

The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, said: "We saw the lanterns coming out of a garden off Bradfield Road at about half six. There was a group of three lads letting them off and three more riding on bikes to see how far they were going. They were laughing at all the people staring."

A couple of the posts on the next page made me believe that it is probably necessary on ATS to repost this every other post

Kids doing this is hardly new. I built my first one from a pattern and instructions from a magazine in about 1965. I noticed other kids doing the same. They were not these party lanterns but the same for the most part. They were miniature hot air balloons built from crepe paper from the nickel and dime store and we used Sterno as fuel. The ones I did not burn up went very high. Now I wish I would have flown them at night.

I just realized that I have a case of sterno cans in the garage - hmmm

[edit on 8/16/2008 by Blaine91555]

posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 03:22 PM
9 orange orbs passed above my town. i live in Lithuania however. This night seems productive in UFO field

posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 03:38 PM
Fun indeed! I would love to make those and screw with all the ATS nutcases here in Los Angeles.

Anyone who became entranced by this thread/article deserves ATS an dunce cap.

posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 03:41 PM
Chinese lanterns are the new weather balloons. Whatever happened in Manchester I know what I've seen, ufo orbs just like Spielbergs Close Encounters, the Foo Fighters in WW2. Ufo orbs exist and are being seen and filmed by our technology by the day. Those who don't believe just haven't examined the incredible amount of evidence that proves ufo orbs exist.

posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 04:34 PM
reply to post by Frank Warren

My neighbour and her son saw one that came right up to our flat here in Norwich, as they came out it turned slowly then headed East at a fast rate of speed. I was upset that I missed it.

I am not worried, as I feel that it will become a regular occurance and I will get another chance to get up close and personal, so to speak. I had taken my medication earlier, which tends to sedate me, otherwise, I would have sensed it and gone out.

It was not any chinese lantern that they saw. What they saw was clearly not of this world. She is in her 60's and she said that it moved with direction and intent. Chinese Lanterns can not make sharp turns and make vertical and horizontal movements. They also can't go from slow to fast in a matter of seconds.

[edit on 16/8/08 by rachel07]

posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 04:35 PM
reply to post by ufoorbhunter

And what did these orbs do exactly?

Let me guess, they floated about a bit, flickered their lights a bit and seemed to move with the wind then finally disappear after a short while, am i right?

Who doesn't believe? we know they're almost certainly lanterns, at the extreme we might call some ufo's but thats far from meaning aliens, until we see some extreme maneuvers or signals from these things then we have to conclude they're manmade or natural.

posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 04:37 PM

I live here in Manchester!!!!


but I dident see any of these things.

like they said probly just a black bin bag with a candle inside,

wouldent mind making one seems like a fun science experoment!

I will keep my eyes peeled out of my window incase they come back.

posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 04:38 PM

Originally posted by roxaz
9 orange orbs passed above my town. i live in Lithuania however. This night seems productive in UFO field

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