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Skegness Lincolnshire - UK - New Year Eve 2009 Orange Globe

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posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 12:07 PM
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Dear All

I never thought I would post a thread in this section, but here goes!

I live in Cyprus, and my younger brother is still in the UK and is an entertainer.

His view on my interests in these sites,,, is well,,, he thinks Im mad. Until last night.... New Years Eve.

Cyprus is 2 hours ahead of the UK,,so as midnight arrived here, I wished them all well,,, updated Facebook with Happy new years, and went to bed.

My brother was doing a New Years Eve gig in the UK, and this morning I rang him to see how it went.

He was in quite a state,,,,,, and his story went like this.

" At about 10.30 pm he took a break from the gig, to call his wife at home. Not able to get a signal on the phone he went outside. The area of Skegness where he was is near a military bombing range and has many bases nearby.
Overhead he then saw a large circular orange globe, which didnt get bigger and moved with direction, it had a flame at the bottom. It wasnt a plane and wasnt a satellite,,, it then moved off out of sight."
he was on the phone to his wife as it happened and so didnt get a video shot of it.

However as the day has gone today, more sightings have been reported, the MOD say it was a chinese lantern...... but sightings as far as Holland!!!

Google it and if you go on U tube and put in orange light over lincoln, you will see ther old footage of previous sighting but at the bottom comments from last night.

Some say its making the media and the local radio station has told people to calm down as it was chinese lanterns!

My brother hadnt been drinking and instead to teasing me about going on this site,,, now asked me to tell his story.

Perhaps more will hit the media about this.... I dont know....

But I thought I would share it with you all.

xxxxx




posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 12:14 PM
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reply to post by patsy22
 
Thanks for passing on the info patsy22. Last night was really busy, lots of reports on here. I saw two travelling east to west against the wind travelling quicker than a copter. Wind (whatever there was/non) was coming from the west. A hundred seen in Shrops, many in Lancs, I'm in Stoke on Trent. Can you ask about the direction they were travelling in?

PS Been seeing them since 1992 so totally understand the amazement of a first sighting. Thing to remember is - They really do exist



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 12:16 PM
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I saw three last night,one after the other.

One was the brightest I've ever seen and quite large as well.

I see others quite regularly,usually every couple of days when I'm out with my dog and I don't think they are lanterns.

I'm in Merseyside,about 10 miles from Liverpool.



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 12:21 PM
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Could they have been news years eve chinese lanterns?
The orange colour is coming up for many of last nights sightings.
Makes me think lanterns could be the culprit.



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 12:21 PM
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reply to post by nephilim37
 
What direction were they flying in please?



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 12:23 PM
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reply to post by patsy22
 


Very ineresting account thanks for sharing. Tell your brother 'good for him in coming forward'.

Also interesting to see how the MOD have latched on to the good old chinese latern explanation.


Not so long ago the favourite was blimps.


Oh well, it's a progress of sorts I suppose. It would be good to hear from any other ATSers in that general area who saw anything similar.

Woody


[edit on 1-1-2010 by woodwytch]



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 12:26 PM
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I'm in Manchester and counted 64 orange orbs and one flew directly over me but it was a chinese lantern as i saw the flames whilst i stood underneath, it leads me to believe all the others were.



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 12:36 PM
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reply to post by Raider of Truth
 
Yeah there were always going to be some lanterns flying around on new years eve. Saying that certain types of ufo orb, especially the amber/orange type do appear to be like flames, revolving and pulsating from the centre like a heart on fire. The yanks in WW2 even called them foo fighters, French for fire



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 12:37 PM
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Manchester and Liverpool both have sizable Chinese communities,hence the lantern theory.
We will probably find out in a few days when farmers start complaining that their cattle have been eating wires from laterns,if they were the culprit.

I suppose its a good way for real alien craft to hide though,by looking like they could be lanterns.



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 12:43 PM
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I will ask him some questions about direction etc., his wife has got quite excited about it and is googling it like mad...however Dr Who on UK tv at the moment so i might be a while with more info as his kids love it!!



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 01:04 PM
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nah the ones i seen werent lanterns, my mother phoned me last night as she was having a smoke at her door. She said there were 5 or 6 wierd things in the sky. I went out of my house with my wife and my sister in law, to look, then we seen them and i got my scope to look. They werent lanterns, they looked wierd. They seemed to change shape but dont know if that was just due to me holding the scope unsteady. I can safely say that they werent anything like fireworks or lanterns. Im a true believer in ET`s and ufo`s but only believe the hard evidence, im not the type that would say that a lantern was definatly a ufo, whats the point? There isnt one. Last night was no helicopter, plane, firework, lantern,optical illusion. We all saw them



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 02:33 PM
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I suppose they could be lanterns. But we dont have a big chinese community there.
And if they were.... why are they always orange?
Does anyone have a pic of a lantern in orange to see?

I lived most of my life there, and I never ever saw a chinese lantern.

But things can play tricks on you.



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 03:03 PM
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how long do these chinese lanterns burn for ?.the other week i watched a single orange light which looked say 50-60 miles away travelling about the same speed as airline jets.it came from the southeast of me and travelled right across the horizon to the north west going against the wind flow in derbyshire uk,which lasted about 15-20 mins.if it wasn`t for the wind i would`ve just thought another pesky lantern



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 03:04 PM
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Originally posted by enca78
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nah the ones i seen werent lanterns, my mother phoned me last night as she was having a smoke at her door. She said there were 5 or 6 wierd things in the sky. I went out of my house with my wife and my sister in law, to look, then we seen them and i got my scope to look. They werent lanterns, they looked wierd. They seemed to change shape but dont know if that was just due to me holding the scope unsteady. I can safely say that they werent anything like fireworks or lanterns. Im a true believer in ET`s and ufo`s but only believe the hard evidence, im not the type that would say that a lantern was definatly a ufo, whats the point? There isnt one. Last night was no helicopter, plane, firework, lantern,optical illusion. We all saw them


That doesn't sound like lanterns any more.
Wierd.



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 03:13 PM
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reply to post by patsy22
 

Thanks for your interesting thread, patsy22.

I've been posting in a little more detail in 2 other current threads regarding the "chinese lantern" option, so I don't want to repeat myself again here.

However, you state the object was observed to have a "flame at the bottom".

I'd truly have to have to suggest there is a very good chance it was a chinese lantern or similar.

Think about it again....

..... it had a "flame at the bottom"

Kind regards
Maybe...maybe not


[edit on 1-1-2010 by Maybe...maybe not]



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 03:17 PM
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Derbyshire? Where? Most of my contact was in Derbyshire



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 03:19 PM
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reply to post by Silcone Synapse
 
Sounds like the real thing to be honest. Seeing is believing here. The report is very much an account of real life ufo orbs.



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 03:41 PM
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i have seen one other incident.the first time i saw about a dozen that came from the ground quite fast but way too slow to be fireworks, in timed intervals and they looked like they were pulsing and spinning about 10-20 miles away and considerably large and very bright for the distance, they only stayed alight for about 5 mins and all objects stayed alight roughly the same time and then just went out quickly,that first incident did seem strange, but i came to conclusion they were lanterns after a few day`s of investigation. not knowing about lanterns until then



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 04:17 PM
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Im on the south coast, and well i thought they were lanterns, but i saw three bright objects moving south heading toward the sea, didn't give it much thought until i saw this post, but it could have been something else. i did try to film them in both normal and infra-red but i think they were to far away for the camera to pick them up i will have to look at the footage i might have got something on it. Still makes you think.



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 04:54 PM
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oh i forgot one large detail about the dozen orbs.they reached a certain height and then just hovered until going out.wierd



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