We've got a case of "the boy who cried Chinese lanterns" on our hands.
I really don't think we're suddenly experiencing this epidemic of Chinese lanterns that for some reason don't look ANYTHING AT ALL like Chinese lanterns. I'm all about solving a good mystery - believe it or not, I love debunking a UFO sighting. Because I love closing a case. But I'm sorry, news reporters and YouTube commentators, you are all really failing hard at this debunking thing!
Texas has been inundated... INUNDATED... with "triangle" UFO sightings - meaning people have been seeing crafts with three lights, or perhaps three lights traveling together, for a solid few months now. One of the more famous mass sightings was at Austin's ACL fest recently, and again - people have attempted to debunk it as, you guessed it.. Chinese lanterns. It's laughable, they look NOTHING like Chinese lanterns. Another intriguing sighting came out of Tomball recently, but those were debunked as skydivers (you can compare footage of the skydivers to the UFOs and make up your own mind). According to a witness who commented on TUS, there's no way the Tomball lights were skydivers!
Now we've got another sighting of three lights traveling in formation together - this time in San Antonio over a period of two nights. Tons of people saw it, including someone on Twitter. But along with this sighting, is another attempt to debunk it as Chinese lanterns. So, I guess Chinese lanterns showed up two nights in a row, and then preceded to look nothing like Chinese lanterns... 2 nights in a row?
You can read quotes from the News 4 San Antonio news story and watch the TV report below:
"It was scary," said Irene Trujillo. "But it was awesome too at the same time. Because you're like seeing something; not knowing if you're going to get zapped."
Here's a close up of one of the San Antonio UFOs that were spotted:
And here are some of the theories and comments flying around on the web from fellow witnesses and others interested in the sighting:
My boy and I saw 2 orange looking orbs a few days ago. I don't know what it was but it looked like those 2 orange ones in the video...the 2 we saw were at the same angle as the ones in the video which is weird. - AlternativeInformation on YouTube
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