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Mysterious red objects in sky captured on video

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posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 03:22 AM
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This is in my home town:


By T.J. Aulds
The Daily News
Published April 10, 2012
TEXAS CITY — A series of red lights in the skies over Moses Lake on Saturday night have plenty of residents curious if the city was visited by out-of-this world aliens who might have been in town for the holiday weekend.


Galveston Daily News story

The video:



I did not witness this event, I was at work at the time, but it took place just blocks away from my house.

It is possible I could find and contact the person who made the video and get a copy if anyone would be interested in analyzing the data.

One of the commentators of the above video claims:


They are flares. I saw the guy shoot them off. They are really high in the sky because they are attached to helium balloons and they are moving because when you get that high in the sky the wind pushes everything around. They all go out one by one because the guy that started this up lit the flares one by one


Another shorter video:



To me they don't behave like flares attached to balloons, but I am willing to entertain that as a possibility.

What say you ATS?




posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 03:25 AM
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Well mate.

We have a witness that says he saw what it was! He saw the guy shooting the flares!

Why is his testimony in doubt?

I will go with the flares on helium balloon solution. If we have someone that saw it, then I would take his word over speculating what else it might be.

vvv



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 03:43 AM
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Then it would behoove the witness and the person who actually shot the flares off to come forward:


“We are looking into it,” Homeland Security Coordinator Bruce Clawson said. “I’ve talked to a reliable source who has video, and he assures me it’s most interesting.”

Most suspect the red glows are actually Chinese lanterns, which when lit up float in the air like a hot-air balloon.

Clawson said while he is confident the objects posed no threat, when you’re in charge of security for a town that has such a large industrial complex, anything mysterious is looked at with suspicion.

Clawson said he was going to review video shot by a Texas City police officer with hopes of discovering what took to the air in such glowing fashion.


Mysterious red objects in sky captured on video

Will post updates as I find them, unless someone else gets to it before I do as I'm about to . for bed.



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 03:46 AM
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chinese lanterns flare hybrids??




posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 05:54 AM
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The lights on the outside corners never seem to move. So how would balloons stay in one position that high up? Wouldn't the wind currents make this impossible?



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 06:03 AM
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They look consistent with other videos of lanterns I have seen posted here , didn't see any flares just lanterns floating across the sky then burning out .



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 07:13 AM
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There have been a lot of "projects" going on at NASA and Ellington Field. I know because I work at a hotel right between both. They're flying people in daily. Most of them foreign scientists, and engineers.



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 08:11 AM
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1) How can you 'shoot off' flares that are attached to balloons?
2) What kind of flare burns for over 30 minutes, how large are they and how big of a balloon do you need to lift one?
3) How can 6 balloons remain relatively stationary in the sky for over 30 minutes?

It doesn't make sense to me.



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 08:12 AM
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I'm curious about the witness who says he saw flares. Is there any explanation for why somebody would shoot flares into the sky? Wouldn't you need a permit or something?

Also, this was not just in Texas City. If you query 4/7/12 event date on MUFON you will see that a formation of five red/orange lights were seen that same evening in Ohio and Virginia thousands of miles away at almost the same time.

edit on 10-4-2012 by cloudyday because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 08:29 AM
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Originally posted by TheFlash
1) How can you 'shoot off' flares that are attached to balloons?
2) What kind of flare burns for over 30 minutes, how large are they and how big of a balloon do you need to lift one?
3) How can 6 balloons remain relatively stationary in the sky for over 30 minutes?

It doesn't make sense to me.


There are no flares nor balloons , just Chinese Lanterns , if you watch the video at full screen you can see the flicker of the flame within them .
Here are some more .



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 08:44 AM
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Originally posted by gortex

Originally posted by TheFlash
1) How can you 'shoot off' flares that are attached to balloons?
2) What kind of flare burns for over 30 minutes, how large are they and how big of a balloon do you need to lift one?
3) How can 6 balloons remain relatively stationary in the sky for over 30 minutes?

It doesn't make sense to me.


There are no flares nor balloons , just Chinese Lanterns , if you watch the video at full screen you can see the flicker of the flame within them .
Here are some more .


There are many videos. The one I was watching last night on a friend of a friend's facebook page the lights were very bright holding a steady formation and didn't flicker at all. The flickering you see is probably due to a cheap video camera.

I think it's way too early to make judgements.



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 09:27 AM
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I think it's way too early to make judgements.


If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck then the most likely answer is it's a .....


I've seen many videos of lanterns and even seen them in the sky at night , the OP video looks the same so the only logical conclusion is they are lanterns .



The flickering you see is probably due to a cheap video camera.

The flickering you see is due to the flame flickering within the lantern , I would say not seeing flickering is due to a cheap camera .


edit on 10-4-2012 by gortex because: Edit to add



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 12:13 PM
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One of the comments to the article:


Big Brother (big_brother)
April 10, 2012 9:30 AM #9 of 12
Reply | Request Review
Good lord people, Its the MET LIFE blimp, its being stationed at Ellington field, They seemed to be having trouble with wind shear that night, the blimp turned down 146 then towards Sams club when they got the center lights to come back on, most likely because of phone calls while it was trying to return to base. . The dang thing is powered by a lawn mower basically and they rely on the wind currents to do most of the guidance. It has lights on all points of the rear rudder and front bottom and rear of the blimp.. you cant hear it cause its a blimp.. lolol


While it is in the area, I think that this is highly unlikely, it's a lightship:



I think it was more likely Chinese Lanterns, but due to the fact they stay relatively stationary, (other than the one that visibly moves) in relation to each other, I see problems with that explanation.



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 12:31 PM
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Last year I saw a red light up over our eastern horizon. The light looked like a bright red road flare from about 1/4 mile away. It floated slowly up and to the right for about 30 seconds and then went out just after it began to climb faster. Just as that one went out, another one appeared from over the horizon and followed a similar pattern. I called my wife and son to witness. They saw the second one go out, just as a third one appeared, and did the same thing. All of us were pretty baffled. However, being an engineer, I always shoot for a logical "earthly" explanation first. Whatever we saw, it was probably home made. I surmise Chinese lanterns or road flares on balloons.

Remember as the flares burn, they get lighter and would tend to climb faster before they burn out.

Look at this series:
www.youtube.com...
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edit on 10-4-2012 by zayonara because: Added relevent links and info



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 01:47 PM
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.....................and the purpose of firing these flares in a populated area with helium balloons attached to them would be..........?

"Who" fired them? Some guy in this backyard?

Why is it when an anonymous witness gives ambiguous testimony that just HAPPENS to fit the status quo it's hardly ever questioned.... but when a random witness says something totally unorthodox, it's ambushed?



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 01:52 PM
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yep, chinese lanterns-- no doubt in my mind



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 01:58 PM
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Originally posted by dejarmaX
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yep, chinese lanterns-- no doubt in my mind



It's one thing to have opinions but it's a completely 'nother thing to conclude your findings via a YouTube video and a set of eye-balls.

You Sir (or Madam) are in for a rude awakening one day. And I don't mean that in a negative way. Just in a realistic-alternating way.

Yes, these MIGHT be lanterns but there's hardly enough information to even ascertain this happened in 2012 let alone what these objects in question are.

Humanity needs more humility.



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 02:13 PM
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Here is a link to the weather at Ellington Field which is not too far from Texas City. I think the sighting was around 9:00 pm, so there was no wind and 10 miles of visibility according to this.

Wunderground History

I haven't done much research yet, so I don't know.



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 02:28 PM
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I think the Galveston History would be more relevant as it is closer to where the video was filmed.

I've got a personal weather station, but haven't yet installed the software (need to find the disk) that would be even better as I am much closer then either Galveston or Ellington to Moses Lake.

Will look around a bit to see if I can find the software to download...



posted on Apr, 10 2012 @ 02:53 PM
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Originally posted by Human_Alien

Originally posted by dejarmaX
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yep, chinese lanterns-- no doubt in my mind



It's one thing to have opinions but it's a completely 'nother thing to conclude your findings via a YouTube video and a set of eye-balls.


If I feel happy concluding (via the information at hand) that these are CLs then that's my choice.. I've let off hundreds of these things in the past few years, I know what they look like in the sky, I know how they react & these are CLs IMO. I have no reason to feel otherwise. If you feel these lights in the sky "could" be anything other than CLs (due to, in your opinion, lack of information) then have fun my friend


peace.

dej...



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