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LED kite blamed for recent UFO sightings

March 10, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A man and his big kite are to blame for recent UFO sightings near Portland, Ore., authorities say.

The man's kite is a fancy one with a lot of LED lights, so he flies it at night. The problem is, a lot of people saw it and thought it was a UFO sighting.

The kite is nearly 8 feet tall and 13 feet wide. It has 360 LED lights and 120 on a tail that stretches some 66 feet.

The man said he lets the police department know when he's flying the kite and makes sure he's within FAA regulations, flying below 500 feet.