[meteorite-list] UFOs Sighted In Beijing Sky
From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:50:29 2004
UFOs sighted in Beijing sky
April 25, 2002
MONDAY between 7:00pm and 9:00pm, many Beijing residents were
startled to spot four spiraling and sparkling unidentified
flying objects (UFOs) in the evening sky near Asian Games
Village, Wa Li and Qing He. Over 10 readers called local media
about the strange appearance, Beijing Times reported.
At about 8:00pm, four sparkling UFOs appeared in the southwest
sky, but no strange noises accompanied them, according to
observations of one reporter.
These unknown UFOs moved across a wide range and were
surrounded with a kind of light yellow brightness.
According to a reporter's estimates, they were flying at about
10 kilometres high. For most of the time the objects were
visible, they moved in two groups of two.
At about 9:00pm, the UFOs disappeared under gradual cloud
The UFOs attracted many people, with most saying they had
never seen such strange things.
Though there are piles of reports about unknown flying objects
from home and abroad, nothing has yet been proven, according
to the deputy director of Beijing Planetarium surnamed Zhang.
There has never been an official conclusion providing a
scientific explanation for UFOs, according to Zhang.
Over the last hundred years, there have been more than 10,000
records of UFO sightings, according to Lan Songzhu, engineer
of Xinglong Observation Station of Beijing Astronomical
About 95 per cent of these sightings have been shown to be
phenomena related to astronomy, atmospheric or the globe
magnetic field. There is still no proof of the existence of
extraterrestrial life, noted Lan.
Lan said there UFOs come in four types. One is the appearance
of satellites, dust storms, meteor rains or sparkling clouds.
The second kind of UFO can be broken piece of a flying object.
The third can be big throngs of locust or butterflies. The
last can be planes.
Received on Thu 25 Apr 2002 12:49:18 PM PDT