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Message 1323593 - Posted: 2 Jan 2013, 14:05:39 UTC

MP, I think that if ET is around, then they would be using some sort of remote controlled drone craft. That would explain the high speed manoeuvrings that these things seem to do. I don't doubt for a moment that what you saw was real, but I can't explain it any more than you probably can.

As to "them" getting bolder, I'm not sure about that interpretation. Any beings technologically advanced enough to have conquered space travel, would also be fully aware of the worldwide panic that would result in positive proof of ET's. You would have a total breakdown of law and order, civil unrest, and lootings. I can't believe that "they" if they exist, would want that.

There are things up there in the sky that with our current knowledge, defy rational explanation. Chinese lanterns in wind currents and vortexes can be some of it, it is the unexplained others that are the mystery. If they are out there they will make themselves known when the human race is ready to accept it. At present I guess not. But ever since the 1930's there has been a general conditioning of the public to a mindset that doesn't rule out contact one day.

We will see. Not in my lifetime I fear :-(

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Message 1323657 - Posted: 2 Jan 2013, 17:20:46 UTC

Having watched the launch, then followed the progress of, a pair of those paper fire balloons on Monday evening I can say that your description matches the characteristics of their flight, apart from the time - the pair I watched were launched just after it had gone dark, for the sole purpose of keeping some kids amused.
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