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Huge Reader Debate Over Strange Lights In The Sky

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:17:24 -0400
Archived: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 23:17:24 -0400
Subject: Huge Reader Debate Over Strange Lights In The Sky

Source: The Flintshire Standard -  Mold, Flintshire, Wales


27 July 2007

Huge Reader Debate Over Strange Lights In The Sky

By Petra Barnby

The sighting of strange lights above Wrexham has sparked a
massive debate as to whether the UFO claims are genuine or an
elaborate hoax.

Possible explanations are being put forward to identify the
flying objects.

Residents in Borras Park reported sightings of seven red lights
in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Lynn Jones, 32, recorded one of the lights, which is now on the
Leader website.

Residents from Borras, Gwersyllt, Caergwrle and Acton said they
also saw the lights and cannot explain them.

Readers have posted comments suggesting the shape was a
cigarette end or a street light. One person believes the video
was staged with a lazer pen on a black carpet.

Another Borras resident said they could remember a series of UFO
sightings over Borras Airfield 20 years ago, mentioning they had
seen green lights similar to the ones in the video over the by-
pass a year ago.

A worker from Acton, who posted a comment on our website, said:
"I am a patrol and response officer for the wrexham area and saw
these lights while I was attending an alarm call at Acton

"These, to my belief, are unexplained. There is no way this was
a hoax, as I would not have seen them from Acton area if they

"In addition, they were very high up in the air and there's no
way anyone can control anything from that distance.

"There were several 'floating' in the sky in a pack, at first I
thought they were helicopters or similar, however there was no
sound what so ever! Very strange and I would identify these as
an unidentified flying objects. (Not saying they were aliens but
definitely unexplainable)"

Another visitor to our site also mentioned a sighting had been
made in Strattford Upon Avon earlier on the same day.

Russell Callaghan, editor of UFO DATA Magazine, said: "They are
probably paper lanterns or homemade air balloons. There is no
control over their flight and they are quite dangerous.

"The speed could be explained by them blowing on the wind.

"They are often tied together in groups, which explains them
moving around each other and travelling at the same speed.

"The orange glow gives it away. There are reports week in week
out somewhere in the country.

"On the video we see one out of focus blob of light 'orange' and
like the web comments suggest it could be street light orange or
cigarette, personally I'll stand by my original suggestion this
was a paper flying lantern.

"There are many strange events on record associated with the UFO
subject and many that warrant serious research, unfortunately
this is not one of those.

"UFO DATA Magazine would never condone the use of these lanterns
as they pose a serious fire threat to the general public and
suggest they should not be on sale anywhere."

To watch the video of the UFO sighting and to have your say on
what you think it is click here:


[Thanks to Greg Boone for the lead]

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