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Originally posted by Orkojoker
Ok, seriously, is nobody on this thread going to look at that 10 second stretch of video from :30 to :40 and tell me that the flashing one doesn't seem to hover for several seconds and then stop flashing and exit stage right at a velocity that is decidedly FAR from hovering?
Look at how stationary it is from :30 to :35, and then how far away from that position it is by :40. Use the roof of that building as a reference point.
Honestly, somebody on here must be interested in telling me I'm wrong
Originally posted by fleabit
The flickering is more akin to a strobe.. there is no way that's a flickering flame. It's far too bright. I really wish people would use their heads instead of trying to instantly debunk with the now popular "lantern" theory. Holy hell, I've been all over the U.S. (and quite a few places outside of it), and I have NEVER seen Chinese lanterns. Yet magically, they are all over the place now. Not to mention the are apparently being released in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of the night (when most have weddings and such... wait..)
I think while it's likely these are mundane in nature, they are not Chinese lanterns. I have almost no faith in 90% of the skeptics on these boards now. They all jump onto the "lantern" or CGI bandwagon after I'd guess, a few seconds of viewing. Glowing.. in the sky.. clearly, a LANTERN! ugh...
Pity there are not more unbiased, clear-minded folks who can actually research and come to a logical conclusion, instead of leaping onto the "lol bandwagon." "Lol.. lanterns!"
Originally posted by Fiverz
Preface: I have had a bit to drink tonight.
Anyways, I routinely scour ATS in the wee hours of the morning where I cannot have my speakers on. Looking at this video with NO SOUND (this may be key) I see nothing but airplanes landing at an airport. They are all coming in on very slight angles towards the mass of lights near the (treeline) on the bottom. The flickering light(s) can be caused by many things ... but most likely the planes just banking and at that angle, close to the horizon, there is a lot of atmospheric dispersion:
see "The Science Of A Star's Twinkle"
I'm not one to normally shout out debunkage like this, but I grew up in the southern suburbs of Chicago and would see planes landing in the sort-of-near distance at Midway airport every day and it looks exactly like this video on a clear summer night with low humidity or most clear winter nights (that is, if I was not being shook horribly horizontally across the horizon in excitement ... like this video is).
Or maybe I am wrong. Either way, back to the sauce I go.
Originally posted by GORGANTHIUM
Yes they are chinese lanterns.They are all moving slow nearly the same speed.Some start flashing.Thats candel light doing that.Candels flicker sometimes for no reason.