posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 12:43 PM
Good video, OP. At first I was hesitant to say "flares," because of the nonlinear pattern of the lights, but after closer inspection and research,
here are my two theories:
1) Yes, I'll say it... flares. Flares that are dropped during a military exercise have small parachutes, so they don't fall straight down.
Additionally it sounds like there is a lot of wind during this video, which could explain why the flares are moving almost horizontally. Now, flares
are dropped one after another in a line, and they generally light up one after the other too, and the lights in this video are NOT in a single
consistent line like that. However, they ARE in TWO lines, suggesting the location of two helicopters or slow-moving planes dropping these flares: A
lower one in the middle, and a slightly higher one to the left. If you watch closely you will see that all the lights come from these two points,
before slowly moving downward and to the right.
2) A HAHO jump exercise. This is another form of military exercise, which you can learn about here
Basically it involves several soldiers jumping out of a plane or helicopter, one after another, opening their parachutes soon after the jump, and
navigating their way over a horizontal distance to a point on the ground. While these lights seem to be lower in altitude than a standard HAHO jump, I
can't say for certain that this is true; additionally, it's possible the military decided to try a lower-altitude HAHO to take advantage of the
strong and steady wind currents. Finally, because this would be a practice, the soldiers would probably carry flares with them during a night-time
jump to be able to see each other, and for safety purposes.
It's a good video, but I suspect it has one of these two terrestrial explanations.