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Please do not fever yourselves into imagining that garble and confusion are artificially introduced from external forces. The mass media's flippant
treatment of UFOs, and the wild fantasies of UFO enthusiasts themselves, are fully capable of self-generating all the garble and confusion we're
Investigation: UFO seen in Xiaoshan airport is aircraft
14:58, July 26, 2010
Based on onsite investigations, experts from Beijing and Shanghai have found that the photos of the UFO (Unidentified Flying Object), taken in the
Xiaoshan Airport in Hangzhou and being widely spread online, are photos of an aircraft, according to Beijing Times.
No evidence shows that the UFO is associated with an extraterrestrial flying saucer, according to the Beijing UFO Research Organization (BURO) on July
A UFO was witnessed in Hangzhou's Xiaoshan airport around 9 p.m. on July 7, 2010, which, according to media reports, caused many flights to be
delayed or rerouted to land in nearby airports. The event caught much attention at home and abroad and caused speculation.
A joint UFO investigation team, formed by BURO Secretary-General Zhou Xiaoqiang and supervisory board member Zhang Yunhua, as well as Shanghai UFO
Research Organization Director Lou Jinhong and Deputy-Director Bai Tao, surveyed Hangzhou's Xiaoshan airport, the Civil Aviation Administration of
China (CAAC) Zhejiang Administration Bureau, East Regional Air Traffic Management Bureau under CAAC, CAAC East China Regional Administration and other
departments, and then identified and analyzed the acquired information before releasing the conclusions of theinitial investigation.
According to the investigation, related departments said that radar did not detect any rumored UFOs, and the crews of two flights discovered the UFO.
Furthermore, the aviation authorities have yet to publish any UFO photo or video information, and the photos and videos used by news reports or being
spread online have no direct relationship with the UFO in the Xiaoshan airport.
As for the UFO in the Xiaoshan airport that caused flights to either be delayed or land in nearby airports, the investigation team believes that
first, the UFO event possibly resulted from the activities of private or military aircraft because the airport radar also has "blind spots." Second,
as the acquired information is limited and the photos taken near the airport area have already been considered to be an aircraft, there has been no
evidence to show any relationship between the UFO in the Xiaoshan airport and an extraterrestrial flying saucer.
Hangzhou's UFO was definitely not aliens, experts say
Elaine Chow in News on July 26, 2010 10:00 AM
Remember that UFO in nearby Hangzhou that shut down the city's airport for a couple of hours? The authorities have investigated and they can say with
absolute certainty that the UFO was not flown by aliens.
According to an expert team of UFO investigators from Beijing and Shanghai, the pictures that Hangzhou residents captured of the UFO show, very
obviously, the anti-collision and landing lights on regular human-flown planes. However, they also admitted that the UFO photographed was different
from the UFO that Hangzhou airport officials reported.
"Because the crew witnessed the UFO, there is no specific location and other relevant data, so it was impossible to confirm that Mr. Ma (the
resident) snapped the photos of the same one. How many people saw these two UFOs is also hard to say, so far nobody has come up to claim that they've
Unfortunately, besides saying that Mr. Ma's pictures and the UFO seen by those at the airport aren't the same, the experts offered no other
explanation. Apparently, confirming that it wasn't aliens was enough for them.
Incidentally, Hangzhou's UFO is part of eight UFO sightings around China in the last month. While some have been identified, such as a lit kite in
Sichuan and a plane's exhaust in Guangdong, the other six are still a mystery.