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Originally posted by mirageman
This is better than Ridpath's explanation. The Chinese community would of course have been celebrating Christmas. Especially with blue chinese lanterns that explain how all of the witnesses saw blue lights. Don't forget as well that Boxing Day in Britain is also a celebration of the crushing of the Boxer rebellion in the early 1900s. Celebrated by the many of the Chinese community as well. So a special lantern could well have been used equipped with a high powered beam the following night and explains Halt's sighting.
He didn't say "Oh silly us", but this is what Cabansag said:
Originally posted by Dragoon01
What I am trying to get across here is that while standing guard no one mistook the lighthouse for a crashed aircraft and then followed it out into the woods only to see "Oh silly us thats just the lighthouse".
What you said nobody did is almost his exact words saying what he did.
After we had passed through the forrest, we thought it had to be an aircraft accident. So did CSC as well. But we ran and walked a good 2 miles past out the vehicle, until we got to a vantage point where we could determine that what we were chasing was only a beacon light off In the distance.
Yeah right Arby, always only half the story with you isn't it? That would be Cabansag who said. something along the lines of..."During the debriefing I kept saying it wasn't the lighthouse till they took out a gun and said, bullets are cheap, so I said, it was the lighthouse"....You already know that though don't you Arby, you just choose deliberately to leave that part out as it doesn't fit your world view?
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
reply to post by Dragoon01
Sounds to me like you are still contradicting what Cabansag said in the quote from his eyewitness statement in my earlier reply.
Originally posted by FireMoon
reply to post by WASTYT
The trend for travelling abroad had really, only just started for larger numbers of people. So Xmas 1980, the country was still in the thrall of a very traditional ideal, one where, pretty much, the whole country simply ground to a halt for roughly 48 hours.
There was at least one civilian witness who saw the lights over the woodlands and the lights of the search parties wending its' way through them. In the run up to the Xmas incidents, a local couple had reported seeing a classic "Saucer shaped" craft in the Rendlesham area..