Time Magazine reinforces China UFO theory: “it was just a plane”by Cherlyn Gardner Strong on Aug. 18, 2010, under UFOs
Time Magazine, in a rather late-in-the-game and not-at-all-close-to-being-a-timely article, reinforces that more than two-week-old private plane theory out of China.
China continues to insist that it was likely a defiant illegally flying billionaire pilot that caused airport officials to shut down Xiaoshan Airport on July 7th.
Time Magazine, in partnership with CNN (who were also quick to call the July 7th incident a hoax), published this semi-informative and not-at-all timely article on Monday.
After today, perhaps it is time to finally let this China UFO incident go. It depends on any additional future explanations that are likely come out of China that make absolutely no sense to most people.
None of these articles from the mainstream media care to question why experienced airport officials would shut down an airport over a commonly spotted private plane, which they initially labeled a UFO.
This is what we want to know. This is the one piece of information they keep avoiding:
What exactly happened in and around that airport that caused all this fuss in the first place?
Note that ‘UFO’ does not automatically mean that aliens from outer space were involved. It simply means that the object is unidentified. Despite the supposition that it was a private plane, it still remains a ‘UFO’, like it or not.
Missile, rocket, plane, meteorite, fairy, Chupacabra, or whatever it was , it is a still a UFO until it is absolutely identified as something concrete.
After the July 7th incident, airport officials were not able to explain what it was that caused them to order the shut down of the airport. UFO experts from Shanghai and Beijing stepped in after a while and surmised that the object was a private plane.
There’s a problem, though. The experts have not yet positively identified that alleged plane, nor have they found the alleged person who piloted that alleged plane.
The key word used in all of these explanations is the word: likely. This overused word is highlighted below in the following blurb from Time’s article:
“But when amateur pictures of the craft were splashed across Chinese newspapers the following morning, experts quickly determined that Hangzhou was not under threat of an imminent alien invasion. Rather, the flying object was identified as most likely being another example of an increasingly common nuisance in China’s airspace: off-the-grid, short-hop flights by local private-plane owners.”
Read the rest of the article on Time’s website here.
Although I am still very curious about this, as well as the never-mentioned-again UFO sighting in Chongqing (that took place a week after the Xiaoshan Airport shutdown), I will likely let this go after today. It simply depends on any additional information that China is likely (or not likely) to release in the future.