Right , I know I was not the only one who watched for 30 minutes a helicopter follow and hover above glowing lights out towards the Durlston area. Around 10pm onwards.
Now they could not have been these lanterns as there was a slight westerly breeze so they would have gone towards the sea. They appeared to fly in the same flight path coming inland. At one point one stopped while the others flew under the helicopter. Then the search light shone on them from the helicopter then these lights all disappeared. A few of us watched it from the back of the Ship Inn at Langton. And I received phone calls while watching them from other people who were watching the from other parts of Swanage that evening.
Also a glowing light was seen hovering Corfe about 30 minutes after the one in Swanage , with the helicopter hovering above this one too.
So can anyone explain?
Posted by David Furmage to swanageview at 2:45 PM