On Saturday we received this comment on our UFO sightings in Ann Arbor article:
Last night [Nov. 11] at 11:11 pm I wanted to commemorate the day, as it only comes once, and as I approached the observatory in the nights' sky a fiery ember began to glow across the horizon. One by one, these celestial bodies traveled from a local origin to an exact destination; however, they followed along a similar trajectory but at different times which parallels with concepts of flight patterns. I've seen them before in the area, but this was the closest they had ever appeared. They don't seem to be ufo's but the way they move and glow would have me believe they are not of the ordinary, almost like how the media interprets a ghost. They can make any turns and can soar at amazing speeds. I'm no expert, but what I saw last night confirmed their existance and was quite wonderous to experience. I've seen them fly in uniform with several other witnesses just outside of Liberty Park. Right out in the open air in the metropolitan cityscape these orbs have been visiting and re-visiting our town, but why? I have noticed a corrolary variable that might hold some worth. Currently, in Ann Arbor's sky one can see a lightshow of beacon lights tied to buildings and cranes. There's alot of building going on and the large scale machinery is peppered with ominous blinking red lights. No idea what kind of pattern, but I wonder if the abundance is attracting the attention of others looking down from above. Hmmm. Just a thought. Keep your heads up and your eyes peeled!
Normally I would have agreed with the anonymous commentor that celestial orbs are visiting Ann Arbor because we have lots of cranes. As luck would have it, I found the remains of a Chinese lantern/sky lantern near Washington Heights on Saturday Morning. This leeds me to conclude that what the commentor reported seeing was in fact a series of sky lanterns.
Was this part of some celebration? Do Ann Arborites regularly launch these burning paper hot air balloons? That seems a little dangerous.