China's Second Mass UFO Sighting In Two Weeks
Shanghai Daily is reporting that a mass UFO sighting has taken place in the Chinese city of Chongqing, less than two weeks after another UFO sighting disrupted airline travel in Hangzhou.
On July 15, multiple witnesses reported “four lantern-like objects forming a diamond shape that hovered over Chongqing’s Shaping Park for over an hour.”
This follows the July 7 sighting of “a twinkling object” which shut down Hangzhou’s Xioshan Airport for nearly an hour when first spotted over the city. Subsequent requests from UFO investigators to obtain radar images from Xioshan Airport were refused. The explanation given by airport officials, according to Shanghai Daily, was that “radar caught nothing.”
According to the The Huffington Post, the state-run Xinhua News Agency has quoted a Chinese air traffic control official as saying that, as of July 16, “no conclusion has yet been drawn (about the Xioshan Airport sighting),” but China Daily reported on July 10 that “a source with knowledge of the matter” said that the object “had a military connection.”
Although UFO sighting reports are relatively rare in China, this is at least the second time that a sighting has occurred in Chongqing. China’s Global Times reported on August 26, 2009 that a “twinkling, V-like object” was sighted over the Beibei district of Chongqing on the evening of August 23. According to the report, “flashing lights of red, blue, green, yellow and white emanated from it, attracting hundreds of passersby.”
According to CNN, MIT weapons analyst Geoffrey Forden believes that many of the images of the recent China UFOs were created using Photoshop. Those not faked, Forden says, most likely are of a DF-21 missile headed for the Gobi desert.
It is hoped that Chinese officials, who are still investigating the sightings, will avail themselves of Forden’s expertise. Meanwhile we add the Chinese DF-21 to our growing list of military pyrotechnic achievements. That list also includes the Russian Bulava (December 9, 2009 Norway spiral) and the American SpaceX Falcon 9/Dragon (June 4, 2010 Australia semi-spiral).