UFOs frequently appear over Taiyuan, Shanxi

17:19, October 13, 2010      

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A UFO appeared in the ancient town of Pingyao, Shanxi Province on Sept. 23.(Photo:Shanxi Evening News.)

Two luminous objects appeared in the skies over northwestern Taiyuan in China's Shanxi Province at about 8:40 p.m. on Oct. 11 and kept circling in the air.

Many residents considered them to be UFOs and dialed hotlines of media agencies. It was not long ago that a UFO appeared in the ancient town of Pingyao, Shanxi Province.

At 8:42 p.m., Taiyuan resident Mr. Qiao was the first to dial the hotline to report the two bright objects near Taiyuan's Xincheng Dapo area, one small and one large. He said, "They keep circling regularly. At first, I considered them to be light sources such as a searchlight. However, I then found there were no light beams beneath the objects. It was so strange." Almost at the same time, resident Mr. Zhang said through the hotline that there were unidentified illuminant objects circling in the air near Taiyuan's Sanqianglu area.

Having heard the news, reporters immediately went to the sites and continued to receive UFO-related reports on the way. Local residents saw two luminous objects circling in the air at 8:55 p.m. near Xinhuajie area, at 9:01 p.m. near the Apparel Town area, and at 9:05 p.m. near the racetrack area.

After reporters arrived at the plaza of the Taiyuan Railway Station, they found there was indeed a big milky-white luminous spot circling above the clouds with a diameter of at least 10 meters. The object first looked like a luminous spot produced by a searchlight above the clouds, but it had no obvious light beams. The illuminated object kept circling and moved upwards and downwards and from side to side until it disappeared around 9:10 p.m.

On the afternoon of Oct. 11, a reporter conducted a telephone interview with the Shanxi UFO Research Society President Liu Fengjun and chief consultant Yang Guangliang.

Reporter: Is the frequency relatively high for the appearance of UFOs in Shanxi?

Expert: Some of the objects reported by the public are not UFOs but artificially released flying objects such as sky lanterns and luminous kites. Some others are space debris, high-altitude aircraft and optical phenomena.

Reporter: Were the appearance of UFOs associated with weather?

Expert: It is unrelated. There is no regularity for the appearance of UFOs that may appear over remote or urban areas during the daytime or night on sunny or rainy days.

Shanxi Evening News contributes to this report.

By People's Daily Online


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