The problems is in the Uk, USA and some other countries chinese lanterns are illegal due to the airspace risk and so when people actually see one flying they have no idea what they actually are and so automatically assume they are ufos.
Someone recently asked me why i didnt post the South Korea Ufo news report and the fact was that they were simply lanterns. Unlike other websites, we still want to keep the focus on more genuine sightings here at RealUfos. I could post "ufo videos" with lanterns in them everyday but i mean thats not the point of this website.
Just look at how easy it is to light and let go a chinese lanterns: