Thursday, January 02, 2014
First Canadian UFO report of 2014
It took longer than I expected, but I finally received the first Canadian UFO report for 2014:
On January 1, 2014, a witness reported seeing a UFO or something unknown in the sky in Maple Ridge, BC. He was in his hot tub at 00:10 PST New Year's Day when he saw 4 objects in the sky moving from south to north at a great altitude. The objects were orange or yellow in colour but not glowing; they were in formation an estimated 1/4 mile apart. They stopped, then flew towards the west. They were visible for about 5 or 6 minutes. The sighting was reported to the RCMP.
Well, as I pointed out to someone, the likelihood of these being Chinese lanterns is pretty strong.
- People tend to send up more than one such lantern when they do so at festive occasions such as New Year's Eve, but they will usually be sent up one at a time, spaced evenly apart because you light them one at a time.
- Five minutes is almost exactly the duration of a Chinese lantern, too.
- And the change in direction could be due to the wind at a higher altitude, very consistent with a lantern.
- And, alas, the weather data available for New Year's Eve in Vancouver has a slight wind from the east, pushing things west.
- The apparent stopping could have been due to the witness' angle of observation.
So I'd say the odds are pretty good we're talking about Chinese lanterns in this case.
Thank you for the lesson in Chinese Lanterns, Chris. The more information we can arm ourselves with the less ignorant we become! Cheers!
You are most welcome, Ms Claudette! This was simple to evaluate. I'm disappointed that the California and Oregon reports from New Year's Eve are being touted as "not fireworks" and therefore something mysterious. The fact that they were reported on NYE alone would make it obvious they were manmade, but c'est la vie!Post a Comment