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Originally posted by flexy123
Many years ago, when i was much more into UFOs and MUCH LESS critical/skeptical...it actually happened.
We had a party at home with many people gathered downstairs, when i saw this glowing "orb" a few miles away which immediately caught my attention.
It was clear that it was not a plane since i have never seen such a thing before, it had a different color and also moved in a different way. Having a background in hobby-astronomy i also could exclude it being venus or anything similar.
So i shouted really loud "There is an UFO!" to the people in our house and we all run outside and me and several people witnessed the glowing orb how it moved silently and literally flew over our house.
I was thrilled from that day on...but this is not where the story ends.
Because i kept seeing those glowing orbs several times later again, and once i remember i even saw 3 or 4 of them flying in "formation" over the city.
As someone who was always interested in the UFO phenomenon and read a whole lot of books etc. i was excited and happy that i now "belonged" to the people i was talking to on the internet who claimed they saw an UFO.
MANY YEARS went by and i started to learn about the chinese lanterns or what we just call "party balloons". I got more critical in thinking..and after believing for several years i witnessed real, unexplainable UFOs due to my sighting i had to admit that what i saw was not an alien craft or anything, but simple those lanterns.
I had to admit that the color, movement and all other criteria would very much match the chinese lanterns, furthermore there were also reports in the paper popping up that some of them "crashed" and actually causes a thread of starting fires.
The "formation" i saw on New Years Eve, another nail in the coffin that my "UFO formation" was rather some "party balloons" which were released about the same time when the fireworks started over the city.
Why am i posting this?
I don't want to prove or dis-prove anything, it's just my personal account of what i considered legit UFO sightings for many years did turn into something explainable simply by gaining more knowledge/skepticism.
NO - not every UFO is chinese lanterns...of course.....but MANY still unresolved sightings could have an explanation, this is what i am saying.
Originally posted by philware
reply to post by flexy123
so your eyes are that good you can see these lanterns/balloons
from a few miles away thats damn good vision mate (sarcasm)
they vanish in mins
edit on 21-8-2011 by philware because: (no reason given)