Two people have come out to claim that the ufo is nothing more than chinese lanterns that they released"
#4 Andrea Mulligan commented, on October 6, 2008 at 4:42
The "UFO footage" is of sky lanterns (Chinese lanterns) released from Dunboyne Castle by my husband and I at our wedding reception there on the
evening of 3 August 2008." and " #5 Oliver Murray commented, on October 6, 2008 at 5:19 p.m.:
UFOs in County Meath identified?
Yes, Ms Mulligan is correct. My wife and I stayed at the Dunboyne Castle Hotel on the nights of 2nd and 3rd August last, and between 10.30pm and 11pm
on 3rd August we watched, from the balcony of our room, the wedding party release about a dozen “sky lanterns” from the car park which travelled
in a roughly westerly direction. These are Chinese lanterns/hot air balloons, each powered by a candle. While they were neither coloured, nor
triangular, I suspect these were the UFOs your correspondent Ken Sweeney is referring to. Sorry if this spoils the fun at the forthcoming UFO
Although there is a counter claim by Carl Nally.." #9 Carl commented, on October 7, 2008 at 9:29 a.m.:
I spoke Andrea on the phone who thought her wedding lanterns were the UFO's reported in the article.
Our video footage was taken by a Garda detective (a highly skilled and trained observer)
and he is in no doubt about what he saw and videoed on the night of August 3rd at 10:45pm.
1) Twelve bright objects were observed.
2) There is no video footage on The Tribune website, just three small quality stills.
Since she has never viewed the video footage, she could not compare the two experiences.
We at UPRI are not aware of any sky lantern anywhere in the world having the capability to
shoot a red laser type beam down to the ground. I personally have alot of experience with sky
lanterns, (we let dozens off every year at our UFO conferences) and the characteristics of the sky
lanterns do not resemble the video footage in any shape or form whatsoever.
But then.. #10 Andrea commented, on October 7, 2008 at 9:53 a.m.:
Mmmmm....what are the chances that we let off about 12 sky lanterns over Dunboyne at 10.45pm on 3 August 2008 and, at exactly the same time, on the
same date and in the same location, 12 completely separate and unrelated UFOs decided to make an appearance?
Well I really don't know what to think of all this. The photo does not look at all like lanterns.It looks like spheres in tight formation(look
closely). However its also a large coincidence that lanterns were let off that day. Where is the dam video.