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Occurred : 7/4/2015 20:00 (Entered as : 7-4-15 20:00)
Reported: 7/5/2015 8:55:50 AM 08:55
Posted: 7/6/2015
Location: Strasburg, OH
Shape: Circle
Duration:20 minutes
Follow up to prior report.

This is a follow up from my prior report posted.

I saw a mention of "Chinese lanterns" and never heard of them, so did the homework. I found youtubes of them.

On one hand what we saw "could maybe" be Chinese lanterns BUT, it was a "still" night. Little to no winds. The "size" of what we say would have had to be very BIG Chinese lanterns. What we saw proceeded from south to north, other north to south, one headed east. Wind currents would have carried Chinese lanterns all the same direction and speed. It "could" be said that at a distance the slow depletion of the fuel cell as it dimmed and extinguished itself could appear to be confused as "speed".

BUT, four of these remained "brilliant" AND traveled at high speed.

Two of what we saw disappeared but then reappeared. I don't think that Chinese lanterns fuel cells when extinguished have igniters to "relight" themselves. None that I have found available. None "flickered".