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Re: NUFORC Website Updated

From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 13:58:49 -0000
Archived: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 10:11:22 -0500
Subject: Re: NUFORC Website Updated

>From: Peter Davenport <director.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 13:20:13 -0800
>Subject: NUFORC Website Updated

>Once again, as happened last summer, NUFORC has received an
>inordinately large number of reports of alleged sightings of
>red, orange, or yellow fireballs. Some good examples of the
>type of reports NUFORC has received from:

>Washington State:








>If anyone has any idea as to what might explain these
>sightings, I would welcome comments.

Hi Peter,

How many times do we have to go down this same road? The last
time you posted on this List such examples of orange drifting
lights around the time of a national celebration (4th July,
IIRC) you seemed to be about the only person who couldn't
immediately see that these were so-called Thai lanterns or fire
balloons. I recall that I myself made quite a few points about
this at the time, citing typical lantern characteristics in
several specific videos. I don't recall that you countered these
points convincingly..

Here is your latest "good example" from the last link above (I
didn't yet look at any others):

[Begin Quote]

i was going home with my wife from a friends apartment for new
years at 12:11 a.m. we were walking east at the time. we saw some
fire works, then was two red- amber colored lights in the sky
heading north. going at a slow speed. these two were aligned with
each other. no blinking in them like airplanes do. the two light
started to turn east. right after the lights started to turn,
another of the same lights, but one light, followed behind and
stayed the same distance away from it as it moved. then along
with that one light came one more red amber light. bright as the
first two. that one followed the same path as the other lights.
remembering the way that it appeared, it seem to be a huge shape
of a triangle, with one light in the middle of the triangle. and
how big all of them together, seemed to be really big. this was
very close to us too. when i saw the lights, they were in front
of the firework that was going off. the fireworks were about a
bloc! k to two blocks away. the lights disappeared into the
horizon, staying constant, never changing shape, brightness, or
distance from each other.

[End Quote]

This is an absolutely classic sighting of celebratory fire
balloon sighting. Note the date: New Year's Eve. With respect,
before anyone need feel obliged to take your interest in such
cases seriously, you need to explain in very clear detail not
only why you think that these could not have been lanterns, but
also why you did not (and still do not) accept the specific
rebuttals of your arguments that have already been posted in
respect of other very similar cases.

Martin Shough

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