a reply to: Arbitrageur
Winds or no winds…..it’s not hard to maintain a tandem Triangle configuration of Chinese lanterns if you configure and add a frame of Balsa wood
or frame of black (shown in white of black night background) string tying the 3 lanterns together and….fish line for tethering, etc….
IMO…if I was to Hoax the OP vid using Chinese Lanterns ….I would have did it as shown and mentioned above and below…..as either one of these
methods would work.
Have friends go down the street with the triangular Chinese lanterns configuration and positioned them behind the view of the tree…..do a test run
of the lantern configuration, and have them reel it out just enough in altitude to position, using cellphones, so it can be framed and seen by the
camera behind the tree (a good starting point because of the added flickering effect drama, due to the tree branches). Then after the rehearsed launch
and camera monitoring technical checks….it plays out.
The hoax execution……(scenario)
……”Everything set to go? Yes! Reel it out back into position…..Ok, I see it through the camera…..Cut the line loose! This is gonna fool a
lot of people…. back to the house for some brew and see the reaction online”……
Hence why the vid starts, imo, with the triangle of lights behind the tree…..and not coming into the camera frame from the right side…since the
lights are moving right to left of the camera view.
No one would see the triangle, supporting framework, of light balsa wood or string from the distance of the camera….
One could use this method to do many hoax’s……
Depending on where to do a hoax like this…….you can just reel it out like a kite…..and wait for the fuel to burn out, and reel it back in. Then
it’s able to be reused multiple times. Even the same night…..at different locations.
What would the observer see?….a UFO triangle of lights that eventually sped away (the lanterns fuel dying out in reality…the Dimming-Speed
effect)..or just disappeared…(lucky to run out of fuel for all three lanterns at the same time)
edit on 17-11-2021 by Ophiuchus1 because: (no reason given)