Another reported UFO sighting occurred in China caused the closing down of an airport and the re-routing of aircraft for over an hour on September 11, multiple sources are now saying. According to ABC News, air controllers shut down the Baotou airport after seeing what appeared to be an unknown aircraft hovering over the runway. It was the eighth known UFO sighting in China since June.
Bright lights were observed over the Baotou airport in Inner Mongolia at about 8:00 p.m. local time. A little over an hour later, they simply vanished. Reports also indicate that Hohhot Air Traffic Management Bureau spotted the object on their radar.
After the objects disappeared, planes that had been circling the airport were allowed to land.
According to ABC News, the Chinese government attributed the previous UFO sightings to military maneuvers. However, they are refusing to acknowledge the September 11 sighting at all.
Images of what are supposedly the unidentified objects flying about have made their way to the Internet and onto YouTube.
Reports of UFO sightings in China are rare. There have been only a small number of incidents in the past several decades, so the sudden flurry of sightings has the Internet on fire with speculative chatter.
A photograph was taken of what appears to be a UFO that hovered over Zhejiang’s provincial capital of Hangzhou on July 7. According to People’s Daily, Xiaoshan Airport was shut down for approximately an hour at around 9:00 p.m. when a UFO was detected. Spokespeople stated that planes were rerouted during the disruption.
Later reports relayed that the aircraft had a “military connection” and no further information would be forthcoming.
But what does it all mean? Are the Chinese being visited by aliens? If so, why are they experiencing a sudden jump in the number of UFOs being sighted? Could the sightings be the result of seeing something other than the ships of extraterrestrials? Are the UFOs actually extraterrestrial in origin or are they a product of human technology — or figments of the mental meanderings of over-imaginative people? What could account for so many seeing and reporting similar details to the incident? Have the Chinese become susceptible to Western pop cultural phenomena to the extent that they are beginning to embrace UFOs as well?
If nothing else and regardless of the ultimate answers, the UFO reports coming out of China have set the blogosphere on fire.
An ABC News report of the UFO sighting over the Baotou airport follows.