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Watford UFO Mystery Solved

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2007 08:19:35 -0400
Archived: Wed, 01 Aug 2007 08:19:35 -0400
Subject: Watford UFO Mystery Solved

Source: The Watford Observer - Essex, UK


Monday 30th July 2007

UFO Mystery Solved
By Neil Skinner

For the dozens of internet posters (some more serious than
others) discussing recent mysterious lights in the skies, this
photograph may go some way to unlocking the mystery.

The floating, circling UFOs seen last Saturday night were, it
would appear, little more than Chinese lanterns released as part
of a wedding celebration at the Bushey Police Club.

Robert Rosamond from the British UFO Research Organisation
(BUFORA) confirmed residents weren't "seeing things" and that
his organisation had received a great many similar reports in
recent months.

He said: "Chinese lanterns or variations upon a similar theme
are being sighted up and down the country at present.

"Common traits are flying in formation (due to the fact that
they are more often than not tied together); that they are all
apparently of a uniform colour and generally of equal

"Often one or two are observed to rotate around each other or
perform some other kind of independent manoeuvre (the wind will
obviously have different affects upon any single or number of
lanterns in the group at any given time.)

"One or two or various of their numbers will and often do
suddenly 'disappear' or even flare up and then disappear
(depending upon the sequence of pre-launch candle lighting.)

"Ufology has been aware of this particular trend for the past
four years or more, so it isn't particularly new to us. The fire
service is equally unimpressed with them on the basis that they
are potentially serious fire hazards under the right

Bushey resident Debbie James was one of many people to witness
the lights.

She said: "Thank goodness they were just lanterns. I'm having a
party later in the year and will be buying some of my own. They
are really beautiful.

"In reality the back gardens of Bushey wouldn't be the first
port of call for aliens."

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