The Ralston family, in the town of Hollywood on the coast of the Belfast Lough, spotted a light moving erratically on the evening of May 23. They saw the light from their home between 9 and 10 pm, and felt it was interesting enough to film.
According to U.TV, the Ralston’s first thought was that perhaps it was a Chinese lantern, but they disregarded that idea because of the object’s quick jerky movement.
U.TV reports that UK traffic controllers were also not able to explain what was recorded in the video.
The Belfast Lough is a large, natural inter-tidal sea lough at the mouth of the River Lagan on the east coast of Northern Ireland.
Do Chinese lanterns fly at high speeds? Do they execute 90 degree high speed turns? Do they fly over so regularly and from the same direction and take the same course disappearing in the same part of the horizon? Do they emit large sparks from the bottom?
Has anyone bothered to look at them through a pair of Binocs?
These lights appear so often over Belfast that I don’t bother looking at them any more.
The shape of them can be likened to an Air Balloon with a square bottom although all one piece.
The actual craft is very large. Flies at speeds beyond any normal aircraft. and totally silent.
The closest I have seen one is from about 200 to 300 ft above me.
And they are not CHINESE Lanterns.
Its was the IRA