There’s no new information, just a commentary.
Last week, a UFO in China shut down the Xiaoshan airport. This incident coincided with the anniversary of the Roswell incident.
On July 8, 1947, the Roswell Daily Record chose to print the strange press release issued by the Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF).
Due to the resulting embarrassment of releasing such news, mainstream media has stayed away from these types of stories, calling them “offbeat” news, if they report on them at all.
On July 8, 2010, an army of bloggers ran with the China UFO story released by Xinhua News.
People from around the world have taken an interest in this story, which raises the question of why the mainstream media has chosen to run with the story now. Is it due to the popularity of the story? Would they like an explanation from China to get on with it already?
The Christian Science Monitor gives kudos to the mainstream media for not reporting the news of the China UFO for an entire week.
Another point raised by The Christian Science Monitor is that we must view this event with a level of skepticism. Absolutely, yes. I think that most people are keeping their wits about them.
Bloggers have written posts for many years on offbeat subjects: ghosts, UFOs, monsters, and psychic phenomena. People read them. It’s nothing new to us. Many readers read the stories from a skeptical viewpoint.
There has been a high level of genuine curiosity about the event in China. There has not been an Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds style panic. I do believe that we are all handling the information, or the lack of it, quite well.
Kudos to bloggers for sticking to the facts on this story.
In 1947, an explanation of a weather balloon was immediately given to the world about the Roswell incident. Today, there has been no explanation after a full week from China.
Will we be upset if there’s a logical explanation that debunks the UFO theory? I don’t think so.
Will we panic if authorities in China simply say that they have no idea what it was? No.
Are we ready to be told that it was a craft filled with little green men? I don’t know.