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‘Chinese lantern’ release prompts UFO scare

A group of ‘fiery, orangey lights’ spotted in the night sky above Bermuda on Tuesday were most likely Chinese lanterns.

Eight of the lights were seen travelling from east to west by a number of witnesses in the area of Khyber Pass and Spice Hill, in Warwick, around 10.30pm.

One of the people who saw the lights, told

The Royal Gazette: “They all appeared to be moving independently and did not make any noise.”

Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre confirmed they had taken a call earlier that evening from a person alerting them they intended to release a number of Chinese lanterns into the sky in the Warwick Camp/Spice Hill area.

Shortly afterwards the Centre took a call from a concerned member of the public about lights in the sky.

A spokesman added: “Anyone who intends to launch Chinese lanterns are invited to let us, and also the police, know. We do value the foreknowledge.”

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Published February 02, 2012 at 1:00 am (Updated February 02, 2012 at 6:44 am)

‘Chinese lantern’ release prompts UFO scare

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