Wooohoooooo!!! Just had my first unexplainable sighting!!!!----A Damn Chinese Lantern

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posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 06:22 AM
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So, I'm here in Adelaide, and fireworks are going off somewhere past the airport, I'm looking low and to the east. I turn around and gaze up at Orion, Sirius, and then down to Jupiter. Something catches my eye.

Between Jupiter and Orion, at this point closer to Jupiter, is a 'star' that I've never seen before. Then I realised it was moving so i adjusted my thought to a satellite, yet all the satellites I see are ALWAYS faint white. This was pulsating orange with the occasional change to red. Still, I thought maybe this is a satellite I've never seen before....until it stops.....then goes again......then stops again......then goes up diagonal right.....then stops again....then starts again in one direction....pretty much travelling along a pathway between orions belt, Rigel and Cursa. So it continued travelling in this direction until it reaches a distance almost directly above the three stars below orions belt (above for me) that are aligned (l Ori, 1 Ori C and c Ori) and then it makes a right hand turn and travels towards but below Sirius....still pulsating but growing ever fainter until it goes below and past Sirius where I can no longer see it with the naked eye.

This happened at about 10.00pm Adelaide time.

I couldn't get any pics but my partner witnessed it. I tried to get my Mum to also view it from a different location but they are not avid stargazers so just trying to direct their gaze to the proper location was seemingly impossible. Nevertheless it was nice for my partner and I to see something that we cannot explain.

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posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 06:29 AM
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I didn't realise you could see Sirius and Orion in the Southern Hemisphere. I learned something new today



posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 06:31 AM
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So, I'm here in Adelaide, and fireworks are going off somewhere past the airport,



This was pulsating orange with the occasional change to red


These two statements lead me to one conclusion , the perceived erratic movement maybe being just that .
I think the likelihood is it was a Lantern ... Just my opinion based on the available evidence ...pulsating or flickering , red orange looking .



posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 06:35 AM
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Yeah mate, We always get to see them. It just depends on what time of year because at some point the Sun moves near Orion (June last year).

It's actually not my first sighting, but my first wasn't really a sighting, it's what we couldn't see...a dark object blotting out stars as it moved across the sky (I was about 9yrs old at the time).
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posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 06:38 AM
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I cannot disregard this because it IS Chinese New Year.

Those damn Chinese....putting question marks over my sighting.
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posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 06:43 AM
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So it's Chinese New Year and it is every likelihood that it was a Chinese Lantern.

Hey, it gave me some excitement. I'll give it that much.

If it happened on another day a Lantern couldn't be such an easy explanation but certainly during this time of the year, even if it wasn't a lantern, the debunkers get to use this explanation frivolously, and probably correctly too.

Unexplainable sighting: Explained.

Cheers gortex.
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posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 06:59 AM
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So nice to have a thread where someone doesn't jump to conclusions and they have actually thought about what they saw in relation to events at the time and the familiarity of what has been seen before.

S&F for your kudos.

Damn clever those new disguised alien lantern craft aren't they?



posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 07:07 AM
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Too damn clever.

Especially popping up around Chinese New Year....who do they think they are?!?!?

I'm getting myself a cognac to cover this slight depression from the realization that of all the times I've laughed at people in various threads suggesting it is a Chinese lantern, the one time I do see something I think is genuine....it happens to also be in reality every chance of being a Chinese lantern.

Is that irony?



posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 07:22 AM
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lanterns dont stop and start or change direction

so dont count out your first joint sighting



posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 07:28 AM
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Wonder why you only seen one chinese lantern though? Was it released early as a test run, or did it out last the others?

Ive never seen a chinese lantern myself and would of probably thought it was a ufo as well. it is quite unusual to see a thread not erupt into flames After "chinese lantern" was mentioned, rather nice actually.


 
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posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 07:28 AM
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Not unless the wind changes direction they don't.



posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 07:29 AM
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I'm not, but I can't dismiss it being a lantern either, given today is part of the Chinese New year period.

I disagree about the stopping and starting.....under the influence of wind, over a long visual distance, I'm sure a lantern could appear to stop and start while moving in the wind.

In all honesty it looked like a bright pulsating star, little bit brighter than Jupiter...but slowly fading as it made its journey while in my vision.
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posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 07:33 AM
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I'm not sure. I certainly scanned the lower sky underneath it for anything else, but saw nothing. During the time I watched it I saw two satellites, a shooting star, and a high altitude aircraft (Perth to Melbourne flight most probably).



posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 07:43 AM
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Originally posted by michael1983l
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Not unless the wind changes direction they don't.


so true but i thought it only changed at about 1500 feet or so(not 100% sure on that though)



posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 07:57 AM
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Hell, if aliens are so advanced, whos to say they arn't masters of disguise? Look at us, we wrote it of as chinese lanterns, case closed? Maybe not. lol just joking.

I know that feeling you get when you can't believe what your seeing, sucks that it wasn't what you first thought. you never know what you may see up there so keep looking and good luck.


 
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posted on Feb, 10 2013 @ 10:33 AM
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No offense, but everyone here knows that there are no such things as Chinese lanterns.


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