OPINION: Why the idea of a China UFO conspiracy is inappropriateby Cherlyn Gardner Strong on Jul. 19, 2010, under General Paranormal, Life, UFOs
The China UFO conspiracy theories are already surfacing all over the web with some of the sludge flowing into news aggregators.
It is way too early to start calling this event a conspiracy. It is also inappropriate.
The facts: Xiaoshan Airport was shut down on July 7, 2010 due to the sighting of an object in the sky. The object is currently unidentified (as far as we know) and it was flying or floating along in the sky. This qualifies the object as a UFO, yet a UFO does not automatically mean that it came from outer space.
Here is my opinion of why we should wait for news to surface directly from China, based on one undisputed fact:
China has earthly things to worry about at the moment.
OIL & WATER
Two oil pipes exploded last week at Dalian’s Xingang Harbor in northeast China. There have been five more explosions since then. At this writing, 24 oil cleaning vessels and more than 800 fishing boats are cleaning up the mess. According to this Xinhua News article, top leaders in China have turned their focus toward this matter of oil and water.
China is in the midst of typhoon season. Torrential rain and devastating floods are impacting the lives of millions of people, including in the Chongqing Municipality where the second UFO was said to be sighted. When the news of the second UFO sighting was released, this region in China began to brace for typhoon Conson.
Since the beginning of July, torrential rains and severe flooding have claimed the lives of 146 people. At last report 40 are missing. Rescue efforts are still underway. Flooding, rains, and typhoon Conson forced the evacuation of more than 1.3 million people in 11 provinces, mostly along the Yangtze River, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs. Fears of additional flooding, dams breaking and mudslides are at the forefront at the moment. Check out the Xinhua News 2010 Flood Coverage.
Like oil and water, unfounded speculation and cold hard facts should not be mixed together. Leave it to the experts to separate fact from fiction. This separation takes time. We will be told something about the UFO eventually.
Wait for the facts to surface.