OP...I think what you saw were RC aircrafts outfitted with el-wire. saw 'em too, definitely one of the coolest things I saw this year, totally made me stop in my tracks for a few minutes to figure out wtf i was seeing. and when I saw them there were two flying together, almost looked like they were dancing in the sky...
and Intubater...it sounds like you were attacked by a Fire Lantern. I was in north Thailand a couple years ago during a huge festival called Loi Krathong where the locals make a wish (or write it on the lantern) and light thousands of them and they float up into the sky. one of the most amazing, memorable sights i'll probably ever see. i could've sworn i saw a couple going up into the night sky at BM.
of course, its not quite as awe-inspiring the next day when the lanterns are clogging the river and the sewers for miles around
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