China UFO Sightings, Back-To-Back, Alarm Residents
The new UFO sighting took place in Chongqing in eastern China on July 15. Witnesses told Shanghai Daily they saw the same thing: “four lantern-like objects forming a diamond shape that hovered over the city’s Shaping Park for over an hour.”
Like the one before it, there has been no official explanation to date for this latest incident.
Last week, flights were diverted in Hangzhou — also in eastern China — after a mysterious object was seen hovering in the sky, People’s Daily reports.
State-run Xinhua News Agency quoted a head of air traffic control as saying, “No conclusion has yet been drawn” about the UFO by the airport.
China Daily reported that a source with knowledge of the matter said there was a military link but made no further comment.
UFO sightings in China are not as common as some places, and there have been only a handful of well-publicized incidents in the last several decades.
2 UFO sightings have China, blogs abuzz
Phil Gast, CNN
July 16, 2010
(CNN) — Talk about eerie.
And like in 1947, people either choose to believe or be skeptical that visitors have stopped by from outer space.
Nothing has officially been ruled in or out by Chinese officials, who are looking into whether the objects were private or military aircraft, rocket flares, reflection in the sky or something else.
The first sighting occurred at Hangzhou’s Xiaoshan Airport, in the eastern part of the country, according to the state-controlled Xinhua news agency.
Eighteen flights were delayed or rerouted and operations shut down after twinkling lights were spotted above the terminal around 9 p.m. July 7, the agency said. According to Xinhua, speculation has centered on a private aircraft. The state-run China Daily quoted a source saying the object had a military connection.
“No conclusion has yet been drawn,” said Wang Jian, head of air traffic control with Zhejiang branch of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, and the investigation continues.
Purported photos of the unworldly object have appeared online and on YouTube.
Meanwhile, The Shanghai Daily reported a UFO appeared above the city of Chongqing on Thursday.
Witnesses said four “lantern-like objects forming a diamond shape” hovered for an hour above a park.
“I stared at it and it did not move,” one resident told the newspaper. “After hovering for an hour, the thing started to fly higher and finally out of people’s sight.”
UFO sightings around the world are common, but a little rarer in China.
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