On the 28th, in the Okinawa U.S. Marine Corps news section, a flare was shown in regards to the mysterious lights [seen near Naha Port in the town of Naha Tondo] as described in the previous article. With that we have removed the term "UFO" from the [previous] heading; the following article is dated January 29:
On the 28th, in the At around 9 pm on the 23rd, orange lights, about 10 of them had been seen floating around in the Naha sky; multiple reports of sightings were received at this newspaper. On the 28th, the Okinawa U.S. Marine Corps news department explained the lights being flares and showed a picture of the flares being deployed along with the machine firing them off.
|Example of F-16 Dropping Flares|
In checking with the newspaper, the photography, showed "Third Marine Expeditionary Force during training missions southwest of Naha; “it was training with flares fired from the aircraft" he said.
There are three bombing fields Desuna Island, Torishima, of Kume Island to the west of Naha, but the location was not revealed.
There were several witnesses who contacted this newspaper to report the “mysterious lights.”
Experts had previously ruled out astronomical phenomena, and the U.S. Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force had not been training.