For as far back as most of us can recall, we have all stumbled across at least one person who believes in UFO's. In fact, you could very well be that person. However, most UFO sightings end up being chalked up to overactive imaginations and simple explanations.
Considering our imaginations tend to run wild, it would be easy to forgive the crowd of witnesses who claim they saw a mirage, one they claimed resembled an eerie, floating, alien city... It happened over the Yueyang in China and we don't really want to hold it against them for thinking there was no scientific explanation for the creepy, floating city but... we think they might be wrong on this one.
Yueyang is a Chinese city home to over a million residents! It didn't take many of them to notice the huge skyscraper like buildings looming eerily out of the clouds in the sky and man did they act fast, grabbing their cameras to capture the looming city descending.
In the chaos of the moment plenty of citizens jumped immediately to the conclusion that the mysterious and creepy images they were capturing were in fact "airborne alien spaceships entering Earth’s atmosphere."
Of course what is fueling the fire was that this was not the first time a mysterious "floating, alien city" has been noticed by Chinese citizens and the other occurrence was also well documented! Keep reading to check out that creepy video.
This first "alien city" appeared last year in the Chinese city of Jiangxi.
It was not long after this initial sighting that in came the conspiracy theorists and they were loudly claiming that the otherworldly happening was part of something called the "Blue Beam Project" by none other than NASA. Let's clarify, this theory is both unverified and pretty far-fetched, but what it states is that "NASA is trying to get humanity to abandon existing faiths and religions for another NASA super religion, by convincing people an alien invasion is underway."
The truth about this particular instance is much less sinister. In fact, it can all be explained by good 'ol science! The case in the video you just watched is the not so alien and much more simple result of a type of mirage called Fata Morgana. A Fata Morgana is an optical phenomenon that occurs when rays of light bend through air layers of different temperatures, also known as a scientifically explained phenomenon called thermal inversion.
Well, that's a lot less spooky, honestly.
Because the original incident was so incredibly well covered by the media at the time, the people who witnessed the Yueyang incident just assumed the same thing, that their incident may have been a mirage as well.
Alas, the Daily Mail reports that this was not the case. In a rare twist of science and fate, meteorological experts said the phenomenon was not a mirage and Li Dongyang, the deputy director of Yueyang Meteorological Bureau, confirmed that the buildings were real, and they had been covered by radiation fog.Well, that's definitely a lot less interesting, honestly.
Turns out the UFO fanatics will have to sit back down and wait for their day to come, this was not it.