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Campers in the Lake District were treated to a spectacular light show from a string of glowing orbs which flew in formation across the night sky.
It is the latest in a series of sightings which has baffled onlookers and excited UFO spotters across the UK.
Ok, Chinese Lanterns last for up to 20 mins... I've just googled it now I'm slightly concerned/excited/confused. Two weeks ago, my girlfriend and I were watching Independence Day (of all films!) and during a break we went out for a ciggy. Looking up at the stars we discussing aliens and 2012...usual stuff when my better half pointed out what looked like a moving star, then she spotted another one. Now I'm into UFO's but after watching so many clips and reading so much stuff over the years I'm not going to claim to see a "UFO" unless I cannot 100% identify it or an alien pops out and says "hi". So I assume that it's a Chinese lantern, but I decide to keep my eye on one of them. It was very high up and a white dot, not orange, and was moving in a steady pace north from away from the sea, the same direction as the other one. (I live in Poole, UK, BTW) So anyhow I stand there for about 30 mins watching this thing, while my other half has decide to call it a night. I decided to watch the rest of the film, but on the next advert break I go back outside for another ciggy. And the thing is still in the air. This has now been over an hour since we first spotted it.... Chinese Lantern?
Originally posted by 0010110011101
The lights were seen above Ullswater on Saturday night over the Park Foot campsite.
People rushed out of their tents to stand and watch in awe as the lights darted back and forth.
They weaved in and out of one another and appeared to fade and then light up again as they soared through a clear sky.
Originally posted by logical-view
Why do people keep making references to Chinese lanterns?. Please read the quote then explain to me how Chinese lanterns could achieve the maneuvers described.
I just wish we could get some decent clear footage either way
Since the late 1980s, there have been many sightings of USOs around the Lake District, UK. Most notably, a sighting in 1994 at Derwent Water of two USOs. It lasted almost five minutes and was observed by 22 people. The area now receives regular USO sightings (perhaps one a year), as well as numerous UFO sightings in the surrounding areas. The most recent UFO sighting was in January 2006, and the most recent USO sighting in December 2004.