Forteana: April 2005 Archives

April 5, 2005

Wedding celebrations mistaken for alien invasion

England: Police and Stansted Airport received a number of worried calls after a couple launched around 70 Thai lanterns to celebrate their wedding.

But the release of some 60 to 70 illuminated Thai lanterns into the night sky over Leez Priory, near Felsted, sparked fears that aliens were on their way...

...A police spokesman said that one caller reported a large amount of red lights in batches of five or six lights over Bannister Green on the evening of Monday, March 21.

Other callers contacted Stansted Airport concerned that extra-terrestrial activity was about to land.

The situation was eventually resolved when the airport's control tower identified the source of the strange lights.

Wedding lanterns spark UFO scare - Epping Forest Guardian, 3rd April 2005.

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