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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.
Originally posted by beefeater
reply to post by Frank Warren
here is a video of the light and a news report
probably just lanterns
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.
Originally posted by internos
There's an update on manchestereveningnews.co.uk :
UFO mystery solved
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."