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Explanation: Coast Guard determines the source of the red lights on Lake Erie

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SHEFFIELD LAKE, OH (WOIO) -

The U.S. Coast Guard post in Lorain received numerous phone calls last night for a string of flashing red lights out over Lake Erie North of Sheffield Lake.

19 Action News viewers are calling saying it looks like strands of red blinking Christmas lights.

The Coast Guard contacted the Canadian Coast Guard and confirmed with them that they have multiple T.V. and radio towers along their shore directly across Lake Erie from where the lights were seen as well as a windmill farm.

The conditions for people here to see straight across to the Canadian border has to be just perfect, and it appears that is what happened last night.

The Coast Guard said they have had the same thing happen in the past, usually around this time of year.

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