What better place to host an alien invasion than Greenwich, CT? I mean, let’s face it – there is no better place. Over the weekend, police in Greenwich received multiple calls from concerned residents about dozens of glowing lights in the evening sky:
The bright, moving lights in the sky caused several people to call police to report a possible UFO sighting. Some reports indicated there had been 30 to 40 individual lights glowing in the night sky.
The questions prompted police to send two marine officers to investigate the sighting.
However, it didn’t take long for police to determine the possible extraterrestrial sighting was actually a bunch of “genuine oriental sky lanterns” being set off at a birthday party taking place on Steamboat Road.
Officer Dennis O’Donnell said it didn’t take much work to figure out what was going on.
“We got our binoculars and looked down,” said O’Donnell. “We went down and spoke to the homeowner. We didn’t want to ruin their fun.”
O’Donnell said while the lanterns were legal, the amount of distress caused by the sightings caused them to ask the homeowner to keep the lanterns, which are like mini hot-air balloons, to a minimum.
And somewhere in the universe, other lifeforms are laughing at our expense.