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Workers at the Hohhot Air Traffic Management Bureau observed with instruments an unidentified flying object (UFO) 40 kilometers east of Baotou, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region at 8 p.m. on Sept. 11.
UPDATE: On further inspection, it appears the video of the said UFO could actually be that of a rocket test. The circle emission would be stage separation.
Originally posted by loves a conspiricy
I dont think the pictures that have been released are what really shut down the airports...
Originally posted by Acidtastic
What's it doing at 1:06? Is that the rocket breaking the sound/speed barrier or something? (it does look like a rocket) It's like a small blast from the tip which forms a see through ring and expands down the smoke trail. It's pretty cool.
Originally posted by CASH69
Look,i would like to believe this is a genuine incident too,but its just the same old stuff over and over again! Can we really trust every bit of news that leaks out of tight lipped China? I think it's possible this is a huge hoax,smoke screen or diversion,or another Gulf Breeze type hoax.
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Originally posted by Nightchild
The interesting thing not to forget, is that the first time a incident of this type happened at the airport, a spokesman said that they "know what it is". And here, several similar events and months later, China is officially saying that it is ET-craft.
Originally posted by zorgon
Okay Chinese 'officials'
They faked the girl singing the Anthem
They faked the ShenZhou7 space walk. It was filmed under water and Chinese youtubers caight it first, Norad said no launch on that Friday, and they aired the live transmission from space on Thursday, the day before the actual launch and called it a 'technical error"
The Controversies section seems to contain no mention of how many people say the spacewalk was faked. See for example this article and this video. Shouldn't the article at least mention that some people think it's a big fake? --184.108.40.206 (talk) 22:01, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
I wondered the same thing. I couldn't find much information besides blogs and YouTube videos though, so perhaps it is seen as not notable enough. For myself, I don't have the time to keep up with much news, and didn't even hear about these calls of it being fake until now, some 5 months after the mission. Maybe if some more major news sources could be found discussing the controversy, it could be added, but I don't feel like digging them out. --Mike | Contrib 14:13, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's just some random guy's youtube shenanigans. Someone brought this up at this page a few days ago and then quickly reverted himself (see this revision). rʨanaɢ (formerly Politizer)talk/contribs 14:50, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
Hong Kong's Ta Kung Pao reported on the possible fake and interviewed a Chinese engineer for an explanation.  _dk (talk) 20:08, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Most of the arguments are no different from Apollo Moon Landing hoax conspiracy theories. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 14:00, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
I think we should keep this article clear of conspiracy nut rubbish. If people really strongly insist, perhaps it can have its own article like the Apollo conspiracy nut page. Seeing as Wikipedia has (wisely, IMHO) seen fit to keep the main Apollo programme articles free of such paranoid ramblings, the only neutral policy is to do the same with regard to the Chinese space programme. GrampaScience (talk) 14:06, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
I was thinking the same thing, however the Epoch Times, which as far as I know is a pretty credible paper has a few articles on it (www.theepochtimes.com...) citing credible scientists so I think it may well be worth at least mentioning. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 09:23, 30 September 2009 (UTC)