Sky Lanterns, Flying Lanterns and Chinese Lanterns

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Sky Lanterns, Flying Lanterns and Chinese Lanterns

Post by falkor » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:18 pm

Flying Lanterns, also known as Sky Lanterns, will add an exciting new element to any party. Their mysterious glow can be seen floating in the sky for up to 20 minutes and will travel several miles. As the air in the lantern cools it will gently float back to the ground for a safe landing. Sky Lanterns will fly to more than 1,000 feet in altitude, providing an enjoyable amazing show for all ages.
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They are peaceful and quiet, allowing you to sit back and enjoy the show. Flying Lanterns are a novel way to entertain your guests. Enjoy them a few at a time or create amazing displays by launching them in clusters. The opportunities are endless for the Flying Lantern. Any social event, such as birthdays, weddings, beach parties, company or product launches, in fact any occasion when you want to grab attention. Dazzle audiences with a spectacle of flying lights. Use them in conjunction with fireworks or music for greater effect. Have each family member release one every year at New Year for good luck, or at the birth of a newborn for a long and prosperous life.

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Re: Sky Lanterns, Flying Lanterns and Chinese Lanterns

Post by DarkKnight » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:21 am

The cause of many UFO Sightings :lol:
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Re: Sky Lanterns, Flying Lanterns and Chinese Lanterns

Post by mj12cz » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:15 pm

DarkKnight wrote:The cause of many UFO Sightings :lol:

Agreed, I'm going to buy one just to see what the look like at a distance.

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Re: Sky Lanterns, Flying Lanterns and Chinese Lanterns

Post by DarkKnight » Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:38 am

mj12cz wrote:
DarkKnight wrote:The cause of many UFO Sightings :lol:

Agreed, I'm going to buy one just to see what the look like at a distance.

Be sure to film it for us though, it would be cool if one of the members on here does an experiment themselves.
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Re: Sky Lanterns, Flying Lanterns and Chinese Lanterns

Post by falkor » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:06 am

Mystery 'UFOs' are Chinese party lights
Jan 2 2010 James Moncur

THE truth is up there, and it seems it's not as exciting as some people thought.

Scotland's emergency services have been fielding calls for two weeks about mysterious UFOs in our night sky.

Strange lights have been hovering over our homes, then apparently hurtling off into the galaxy at warp speed.

But don't get excited - it doesn't look like we're about to be first-footed by aliens.

Experts have told the Record the "spaceships" are probably nothing more exotic than paper Chinese lanterns.

Most of the sightings were reported in Angus and Fife. One of the witnesses, Fife councillor and RAF veteran Ron Caird, said: "As a former member of the RAF, it was clear to me that this was no hovering helicopter, nor indeed any other aircraft.

"After observing this strange phenomenon for three to four minutes, I was astounded when the ball suddenly reduced to a pinprick of light in seconds, suggesting that it had moved away at incredibly high speed.

"I can assure you my eyes did not deceive me."

Ron was far from the only one to be convinced something strange was going on in the sky.

But as cynics often suspect, the truth is likely to be more dull.

More and more people are releasing Chinese lanterns-paper lights with a candle inside - into the skies to celebrate birthdays and weddings.

The rice paper lanterns can float for miles on the wind. And when the candle goes out, it looks just like the object has raced away at incredible speed.

A source at RAF Leuchars in Fife told us there was every chance the lanterns were to blame for the UFO alerts.

He said: "We've been monitoring these sightings with some interest but we've yet to pick any up on our radar.

"A Chinese lantern wouldn't be spotted by our systems, but would easily be bright enough to be seen from the ground.

"The fact they go out quickly would also give the illusion of an object flying directly away from the viewer at very high speed."

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Re: Sky Lanterns, Flying Lanterns and Chinese Lanterns

Post by Deranged Granny » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:42 pm

DarkKnight wrote:
mj12cz wrote:
DarkKnight wrote:The cause of many UFO Sightings :lol:

Agreed, I'm going to buy one just to see what the look like at a distance.

Be sure to film it for us though, it would be cool if one of the members on here does an experiment themselves.
Yeah, good idea Pat! I reckon this was what I saw over Leamington...
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Re: Sky Lanterns, Flying Lanterns and Chinese Lanterns

Post by mj12cz » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:49 am

More than likely, but there are some sightings we cannot put down to CL

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Re: Sky Lanterns, Flying Lanterns and Chinese Lanterns

Post by DarkKnight » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:36 am

Pesky Lanterns :roll:
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