Mysterious lights over have been identified by Times readers.
One of the most read articles in the Feb. 14 Times dealt with mysterious orange globes seen floating silently in the sky on the evening of Feb. 9.
People on both ends of the county reported the objects and one person contacted the Mutual UFO Network with an account of the event.
After the article appeared online and was posted on Facebook, several other readers offered information about the event and one of these was Deputy R.J. Shelley of the Franklin County sheriff’s Department.
Shelley, who lives at Carrabelle Beach, spotted the glowing orange globes and, being curious by nature, decided to track them down.
In a Facebook post he wrote, “I was smart enough to go look for the source and I found it! They were people at the beach lighting Paper Hot Air things with candles! They lifted right into the sky and burned out after several minuets (sic)!”
They were part of a memorial service. Nice work to track them down.
Word of warning though, even when things like this are apparently solved, some witnesses won’t accept that that’s what they actually saw and will continue to insist that it was more mysterious than that.