More Reports Surface of UFO Closure of Chinese Airport in September
There seems to be some question of whether this event happened in September or October. Neither article is clear on the matter. I’d welcome someone else doing a bit of research on it.
This event happened in September and I’ve posted on it already. But the fact that it’s back in the news is noteworthy.
I apologize that no decent photos of the UFO or clear videos exist. The video is at the bottom of the article but isn’t very clear. Thanks to Ed.
UFO Forces Closure of Chinese Airport
Submitted by LiveScience Staff
posted: 05 October 2010 12:20 pm ET
They’re baaaaaack! A Chinese airport reportedly had to divert passenger jets to prevent them from colliding with a UFO earlier this month [actually September].
The airport in Baotou, Inner Mongolia kept three flights from Shangai and Beijing circling overhead and shut down for an hour on Sept. 11 until the mysterious bright lights had vanished.
This marks the eighth reported UFO sighting in China since June, according to The Daily Telegraph. But officials admitted military tests accounting for at least several of the cases.
China has not been alone in experiencing mysterious, sometimes unexplained UFO phenomena. A press event took place late last month where former U.S. military airmen claimed that UFOs had somehow disabled nuclear missiles at U.S. and British silos.
As with any good sighting, there’s some video footage available where you can see … not much of anything at all. Still, that doesn’t mean nothing was there – air traffic controllers spotted the UFO on their radar screens, according to ANI.
And here is the Telegraph’s report:
UFO closes Chinese airport
By Our Foreign Staff
Published: 9:36AM BST 05 Oct 2010
An airport in Baotou, Inner Mongolia, was forced to shut to prevent passenger jets crashing into a UFO, according to reports.
Three flights to Baotou from Shanghai and Beijing were reportedly forced to circle the airport until the UFO disappeared.
Two other flights were diverted away from Baotou and to the nearby cities of Ordos and Taiyuan. The airport was shut for around an hour “to guarantee safety” according to a spokesman.
Witnesses reported a bright light shining in the sky on September 11 around two-and-a-half miles away from Baotou airport, before suddenly vanishing.
The incident was the eighth reported UFO sighting in China since the end of June.
Xiaoshan International airport near the eastern city of Hangzhou was shut down on July 8 because of a UFO, although officials later confirmed the object sighted above the airport had been part of a military test at a nearby airbase.
In the far-western province of Xinjiang, another sighting on June 30 is thought to have been a missile test.
A number of sightings in Sichuan province may also be linked to the local custom of flying illuminated kites at night.