B.E.A.M.S. (British Earth And Aerial Mysteries Society- founded 1991), has reported that maybe the latest sightings (ie Stratford-upon-avon) are not as straightforward as was first thought. In this article (see Here), the founder of B.E.A.M.S, saw something in Farnborough, and
” According to Ken, they weren’t lanterns. Nor were they what people have come to believe UFOs are. For this interview, put aside your notions of flying saucers and black triangles. Ken believes these lights are much more than that..[.]”
There is an interview with him on the sighting, and a video of what was seen; he also disputes the Stratford-upon-avon sightings as being not chinese lanterns, or ufo balloons.
This begs the question, how many other sightings are out there, that are not know about in the UK, (of which a fair few are lanterns…sorry but that is what i had concluded from what evidence i had available).
I will look into this in more detail, and come back with what was reported this year (with these types of sightings), and see what we already have in a later article….as to just dismiss this as all lanterns,ect may be was a mistake on my part.
On this site, is another report on a sighting in Bedford (England), on the 16th July,2007; in which up to 12 ufos were seen in the daylight sky (see here).