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1880 very descriptive UFO sighting

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posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 04:26 AM
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They must be the first observed Chinese lanterns.



Mmm...

You do realise that Chinese lanterns were first used sometime before the 6th century right?




posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 04:38 AM
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Even earlier Chad.



Flying Lanterns
•During the Han Dynasty, from 206 B.C. to 220 A.D., the Chinese Empire was divided into three warring kingdoms, and the military hero and strategist Zhu Geliang (also known as Kung Ming) devised special lanterns to alert nearby cities of approaching attackers. These "Flying Lanterns" consisted of a strip of kerosene-soaked cloth or paper that was ignited and placed inside a lantern. The heat made the lantern float upward so it could be seen far away in the night sky. Today, flying lanterns are released on New Year's Day with wishes to bring good luck and prosperity in the coming year.


www.ehow.com...

Pretty cool really..Is that the first known man made flying thing?



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 04:41 AM
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It could very well be the first man made flying object.



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 04:47 AM
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Amazing huh, they had it right in front of them to be in the air that long ago...

A bigger lantern [balloon] and a basket..

You learn something new everyday



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 09:19 AM
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Originally posted by wavemaker
As NASA likes to say, they are Chinese lanterns. They must be the first observed Chinese lanterns.


When has NASA ever explained a UFO sighting as "Chinese Lanterns"?



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 04:14 PM
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Originally posted by Hefficide
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I fully believe that people have seen things in the skies since man literally had the ability to perceive and recognize them.

What I have yet to see proof of is that they were anything other than naturally occuring phenomena.


well, you would could consider us as a species to be "naturally occuring" now wouldnt you?

So then good boy, it appears your assumed explanation for what could very well be naturally occurring phenomenon is most likely true, only these things are occuring naturally somewhere else, then coming here.




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