Was it a ‘UFO’? ‘IDK’ is the latest response from Chinaby Cherlyn Gardner Strong on Jul. 10, 2010, under General Paranormal, Life, UFOs
The investigation of the unidentified flying object that shut down Xiaoshan Airport in Hangzhou on Wednesday is ongoing.
“No conclusion has yet been drawn,” Wang Jian, head of air traffic control with the Zhejiang branch of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), said.
The investigation has raised several questions, but no answers as of yet. What do we know thus far is that the airport was closed for about an hour due to an object in the skies over eastern China. The sighting of the object was enough to halt passenger boarding. It was enough to divert incoming airplanes to neighboring airports.
Although it was first reported that the UFO showed up on radar, it was reported this morning by Xinhua News that the object did not appear on radar.
An official stated with an air of certainty that there was a ‘military connection’ associated with the object. Several guesses have been released to media outlets since then to offer some sort of explanation for the incident. These include an intercontinental missile originating from the United States, which was only mentioned in early reports. The other suppositions include a private plane or a hot air balloon.
The CAAC employee said of the hypotheses, “We should first find out how the owner got the approval to fly the object, even a fire balloon needs to get the authority’s permission before lifting off.”
Of course, these rules only apply to craft of an earthly origin. Officials in China are playing down any rumors that it came from outer space. Instead, the focus of the continuing investigation is said to be on military and private aircrafts in the area at the time.
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