posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 06:04 AM
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
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 .