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UFOs - The Argument Continues

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2007 22:11:54 -0400
Archived: Sun, 19 Aug 2007 22:11:54 -0400
Subject: UFOs - The Argument Continues

Source: The Bucks Free Press - High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK


16th August 2007

UFOs - The Argument Continues
By Ann-Marie Canavan

Extra Terrestrial enthusiasts could be sent back down to earth
with a bump if the latest claims dismissing UFOs are anything to
go by.

In recent weeks numerous sky watchers have been sending in
pictures and recounting their tales of red glowing lights and
strange unidentifiable flying objects better known as UFOs.

However, two teenage party girls have revealed that they believe
all the fuss was created by Chinese lanterns they used at two
birthday parties in Maidenhead.

Charlotte Green, 22, and Jessica Bunyan, 23, held two birthday
celebrations with family and friends on July 28 and then the
following weekend on August 4.

At both parties held at Jessica's home in Malvern Road,
Maidenhead, the girls released Chinese lanterns and they now
believe they are the cause of the fuss.

Charlotte said: "The lanterns we used glowed really brightly and
we released about 12 of them, I think some of them drifted
across in the Wycombe direction. I just know that it must have
been the lanterns that people saw. It's quite funny."

The ET-like lights were first spotted on July 26 and 29 in
Chesham but many people believe the latest sightings have been
candle balloons let off at events around the county.

Charlotte added: "I'm pretty open minded and I guess if that is
what people want to believe then it's up to them, and I could
see why they might have thought the lights were unusual."

However, UFO spotters have hit back and claim the sightings are
the real deal. Jonathan, 23, from Totteridge who sent in the
images when he spotted a glowing ball on August 12, said: "This
thing remained frozen for five minutes, then began to move
slowly away and no it wasn't a flare or a balloon. It was an
orange coloured ball to the naked eye but upon zooming in it
took on a new form. I'm quite a sceptical person but I do think
there might be things out there that are not common knowledge
whether that be something paranormal or something else. The
truth is out there, a few miles down the road."

Whilst Sebastian Bird, 17 who spotted strange lights on Saturday
August 4 said: "The thing that amazes me the most is when we
watched them they didn't appear to come from anywhere. They were
just there and then they just disappeared. I don't think a
candle balloon can do that."

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