For the second July 4th in a row, massive numbers of sightings of Orange Ball of Light UFOs have been reported. Sightings from Beatrice, New England to Long Beach, California, and just about everywhere in between.
Last year, we asked What Did People See In The Sky July 4th 2009? and briefly discussed the possibility of orange Chinese Lanterns being the source of some of the reports and I suggested that the Orange Light UFOs are actually bioluminescent pterodactyls, a theory that didn’t really catch on.
July 3rd 2010 picked up where we left off last year, with a burst of ORBL sigthings with many more on July 4th.
We received this email from a reader a day after he submitted a report of ORBLs over Connecticut
on July 3rd 2010.
I posted last night the sighting of orange light formation in the area of Lime Rock CT.
Today, still intrigued by what we witnessed last night, I asked a few people who live around us if they had seen the same orange light after the fireworks. And yes, a few had seen them, but did not know what it was.
Then, I finally ran into someone who had an explanation.
Yes – Chinese Lanterns. Big ones! 3 to 4 ft tall ones…..orange ones!
This person had found one in a field after it had fallen. You can see videos on Youtube about Chinese Lantern.
These Chinese Lanterns looked like the orange we saw last night.
It makes sense. The lantern would first take off in one large group – would spread out with the wind – some hovering, then fading as the flame within them would burn out and disappear into the night.
It is also not a coincidence that these sightings would appear on New Year’s eve or celebration such as the 4th of July. It is just another form of Fireworks.
We were strangely disappointed when we got an explanation to our mystery, as after reading similar sighting online, we were so excited to have finally witnessed what may have been the presence of UFO. But, once we were told by this person they found a large Chinese lantern after it burned out, we unfortunately came to the conclusion that these orange lights were not related to UFO but simply Chinese Lanterns.
We will continue to scan the sky for real sightings. I hope this helps others understanding what they may have seen.
Chinese Lanterns could explain some but not all July 4th 2010 Orange UFO reports.
One of the several reports from Long Beach, CA reported “a disked shape to me with orange in the sides and it was rotating. It had a light on the top that flickered on and off.”
That doesn’t sound like a Chinese Lantern.
Other reports have the lights moving in formations that could be Chinese Lanterns bound together.