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Whats this? ufo? lantern?

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posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 04:01 AM
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Hi all

Can any of you guys shed some light on this please?
my friends wife saw it on her way home from work lastnight

www.facebook.com...#!/photo.php?pid=1308691&id=1454058678

www.facebook.com...#!/profile.php?id=1231146395&v=wall

www.youtube.com...

sorry i this is my first thread and im not sure how to embed the picture

Thanks

Jonhplayer




[edit on 22-7-2010 by jonhplayer]




posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 04:14 AM
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hi and welcome
i would like very much to have a look at your footage but unfortunately there is no link?
also the facebook links are just to the login page?
hope you can fix them and we can see this footage.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 04:17 AM
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ok so can we have a little more to the story?
was it moving? stationary? flashing? anything?
from the picture its not a lantern but it could be a mylar balloon
thats just speculation of course until we hear more of the sighting
thanks



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 04:52 AM
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Originally posted by GezinhoKiko
ok so can we have a little more to the story?
was it moving? stationary? flashing? anything?
from the picture its not a lantern but it could be a mylar balloon
thats just speculation of course until we hear more of the sighting
thanks


Hi and thankx for the welcome


First of all she said it wasnt flashing but was bright, to bright to focus on properly and she allso said it was moving across the sky pretty slowly

Everyone on her facebook page as now convinced her that it was a chineese lantern

The reason i dont think it is and posted it here is that iv seen these my self in this area over the last year, the first one i saw was on boxing day and it flew right over my head about the hight of the police chopper, it was bright orange the size of a big car/van and and moved across the sky at around 40 to 60mph and made no noise

all the other ones iv seen (about 10 in total over the year) have been high and in the distance and i couldnt rule them out as lanterns

Can any body tell how big this might be from the photo?



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 04:57 AM
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it certainly dosnt look like any lantern ive seen
but like i said you cant rule out the balloon theory ie moving slow, very bright
sounds like a mylar/helium balloon with the sun shining off of it
as for the size im not an expert on that so hopefully someone will clear that up for you.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 05:10 AM
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Link to the photograph.
Could be a balloon as for height not sure.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 06:04 AM
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If the object is indeed moving slowly , then one could be forgiven for thinking that it is not a lantern, due to the shape of the light it gives off. You can clearly see in the picture that in fact the light has a distinctive shape, where as with lanterns the light tends to adhere to the shape of the lantern.
However, distance, and therefore size, and therefore speed, are hard to estimate from the ground. I had a UFO sighting in 2007, and thats what lead me to join this wonderful site... after three years of study using materials from various related threads, I can safely say that I believe I saw a lantern. However when I had the sighting I was firmly of the opinion that the objects where of no known terrestrial origin, because I just hadnt seen enough lanterns, in enough different atmospheric conditions to be able to recognise them.
Now , the reason I say that is, that if the lantern were moving a little quicker than it appeared to be, it COULD have given off the shaped light source evident in the picture.
Its all about perspective at the end of the day .



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 06:19 AM
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perspective is a very important factor
but i think it is a helium/mylar balloon.
this is due to the fact the witness stated it was shining brightly
which seems to suggest the sun shining from the foil balloon



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