Pictures of the washed up lantern debris are below.
I have received reports of orange lights from people where they were able to figure out what they saw, after the orange light burnt out and fell into the witnesses yard.
I personally believe most of the orange light sightings are Chinese lanterns, but the problem is finding the proof. The lanterns do come down, but so many fall in wooded areas, lakes, oceans, rivers, yards, etc. When people watch the lights travel over head or see them in the distance, they are still lit, but they do burn out or blink out and it is hard to determine where they might come down because of the darkness. I am sure people walk out in their yards and see the debris from a lantern and wonder what it is, and where did it come from. I am also sure they pick it up and drop it into the trash, not knowing there were lights seen in the sky in the area from the previous night.
Here is an example of what I am talking about. This report came in from Thompson Manitoba, and in the report there are photos the witness took of a melted mess which is the remains of a Chinese lantern.
“Numerous Eyewitnesses Observe Orange/Red Lights Over Thompson Manitoba – (Case Solved Hot Air Balloons/Lanterns) Pictures” http://the-v-factor-paranormal.blogspot.ca/2011/01/numerous-eyewitnesses-observe-orangered.html
I am certainly not saying all of the orange and red light sightings are Chinese lanterns, but I do receive thousands of sightings of these lights and I believe that most of them could be the lanterns.
The Vike Factor
Canadian UFO Investigator
Houston, British Columbia Canada.
If you have seen anything unusual, please be kind enough to contact Brian Vike at: firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of your sighting. All personal information is kept confidential.
Also, please feel free to send in your sightings that have happened years ago. So many of these older sightings are nothing short of amazing.
The Vike Factor (Brian Vike) http://the-v-factor-paranormal.blogspot.com/
The Vike Factor 2 (Brian Vike) http://the-v-factor-paranormal-2.blogspot.ca/