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Originally posted by Phage
They could very well be flares fired from the ground. They all suddenly appear at very close to the same altitude then slowly descend. The flashing seems to be an artifact of the poor quality of the video.
Originally posted by MischeviousElf
But they obviously appear and vanish and I didnt know magnesium on fire and such like, with nothing in front of it did that?
Surely if a Flare is lit, it is lit unless they have started using battery operated ones?
I am sure to flares would not be used so close to a road with civilians etc there as the risk of drifting into traffic, and just to let some flares of seems silly unless part of a bigger exercise, which again would not be soo close to the civilians and road.
Originally posted by atsbeliever
Didn't you know this country is littered with maniac flare & chinese lantern launchers?!? They have special clubs where all they do is launch strange things into the air, hoping some poor smuck with video it and call it a ufo..
Not everything has a logical explanation, you know.