Comment: Nope, flares don't "fit the bill," Chinese laterns either...

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Nope, flares don't "fit the bill," Chinese laterns either...

"Fact or Faked" did a show testing various theories regarding this type of light patterns and ruled out both flares and Chinese lanterns. However, small aerial drones carrying really bright LEDs would do the trick; they would not even have to be military drones, as RC model aircraft would do.