Image submitted to Earthfiles.com from an American-Chinese businessman with contacts in Hangzhou, China, who has asked to remain anonymous. “The
photo is real per my trusted
employee. Taken between 8 PM and 9:30 PM on July 7, 2010, within 25 kilometers of
Xiaoshan Airport in Hangzhou. The buildings match the area. The lights out so early in
evening is very common as power costs more in China than USA. Please do not use my name.”
Also, Blue Ocean Network's BON Headlines interviewed Ruan Zhouchang, Spokesperson for the Xiaoshan Airport in Hangzhou, China. Here is the link to
the BONLIVE.com interview:
Here is the complete transcript of the BONLIVE.com interview with Ruan Zhouchang, Spokesperson, Xiaoshan Airport, Hangzhou, China:
Ruan Zhouchang: “There was an unknown object seen in the skies over the airport. So, according to our regulations, we had to close the airspace.
Aircraft movements were suspended from 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM (on July 7, 2010).”
BON Reporter: “Airport staff say the first reports of the UFO came in just after 8 PM from both air traffic controllers and civilians. The object
at the center of the commotion, visible as a light in the sky, was captured in this photo. [ BONLIVE shows video frame with arcing light circled near
Xiaoshan Airport.] It might not look like much, but it does not belong to a civilian aircraft. Nor does it match the flight plan of any aircraft
supposed to be operating in the area at the time.
Ruan Zhouchang said there were few eyewitnesses because the event occurred at night when most staff members were not present and passengers were in
the waiting hall.
During the hour in which the airspace was closed, six flights were grounded and six inbound flights were diverted to nearby airports at Ningbo, Wuxi
and Shanghai. In total, almost 1,000 passengers were inconvenienced by the closure. Flights have long since returned to normal and an investigation of
the mysterious lights is underway.
UFO sightings are nothing new in China, which has a history of such unknown objects almost as rich as the U. S. China's web users are all abuzz with
speculation ranging from it might be a Chinese or foreign military aircraft testing to the slightly implausible idea that it's aliens coming to
watch the World Cup final.
It might disappoint UFO enthusiasts, but Ruan Zhouchang says it is highly unlikely that the investigation will find any evidence of non-human
Ruan Zhouchang: “When the results of our investigation are published, we might have a clearer idea. Or we might never know.”
[edit on 22-7-2010 by Paradigm2012]