Message from America: 'UFOs' are probably mini hot air balloons

PUBLISHED: 14:13 09 July 2009 | UPDATED: 23:47 15 June 2010

UFO sightings in the Honiton area are probably the result of miniature hot air balloons with candles in them.

UFO sightings in the Honiton area are probably the result of miniature hot air balloons with candles in them.

That's the viewof a Herald reader from Atlanta in the United States.

The man, who gave his name as Walt, has been following reports on our website.

After it was suggested that the UFOs could be Chinese lanterns, Walt wrote : "All of the orange UFOs are probably so-called 'UFO lanterns',2 he revealed.

"They are not like the ones you have shown on your website; they are miniature hot air balloons with a candle in them that float away and confuse a lot of people.


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