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Originally posted by blupblup
How gullible can people be?
A whole city mirage.... that can be FILMED??
Is there something in the water at ATS?
Can I have some please...
Originally posted by Jadette
These pictures make it very clear how this sort of thing happens. They call it a Fata Morgana Mirage, and it's a very well documented phenomena. They are amazing, but explainable.
Originally posted by barefootsoldier
Ok...I think ITN may have may have just lost the gist in translation here and shouldn't have said mirage...but optical illusion was fine.
In my opinion they were just amazed by the masses of low hung mist and the buildings 'hanging in the clouds' making it look like, as the lady being interviewed rightly said.." a scene in a movie...a fairy land".
However cool and amazing this would be, If a real and solid looking bunch of buildings just miraculously popped up out of thin air, I really couldn't see it just being some short "and finally" piece. Even with the msm the way they are, people would be going nuts about it, it would be big news.
And on that point, that bridge would be teaming with people and film crews. Not just a couple of people casually strolling past!
Friday, June 17th, 2011 STORY: China Amazing Mirage -- Amazing mirage appears over river in Anhui Province, East China LENGTH: 1'10 RESTRICTIONS: Not access Chinese mainland TYPE: Chinese/Nats SOURCE: China Central Television DATELINE: Anhui, China - Jun 16th, 2011 LENGTH: 1'10 More downloads available at newscontent.cctv.com... SHOTLIST: Tunxi District, Huangshan City, Anhui Province, East China - Jun 16th, 2011 1. Wide of reflected images of buildings and trees 2. Wide of reflected images of buildings and trees 3. Mid of reflected images of buildings and trees 4. Zoom out of reflected images 5. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) resident: "It's really amazing. It looks like a scene in the movie, in a fairyland." 6. Pan left of reflected images 7. Various of reflected images 8. Zoom in of reflected images of trees 9. Pan right of reflected images More downloads available at newscontent.cctv.com... STORYLINE: Amazing mirage appeared on Thursday at dusk at the Tunxi section of the Xin'an River in Huangshan City, east China's Anhui Province, when continuous pouring rain had just stopped. In the thin mist above the river were spectacular images of mountains, buildings and trees, which seemed to be floating on the river. The phenomenon began at about 17:00 p.m. local time, attracting a large number of people, who paused to watch the ethereal scene. "It's really amazing. It looks like a scene in the movie, in a fairyland," a local said. Similar sights are often seen lately, only they were not as special as this one, local residents say. More downloads available at newscontent.cctv.com... For any questions please call +86-10-63969499, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to learn more, please go to the CCTV website at newscontent.cctv.com.... Â© Copyright CCTV. The content in this story, including video and script is provided by China Central Television (CCTV) and is copyright CCTV. Thomson Reuters does not guarantee the accuracy of, or endorse the views or opinions given in, this package. THIS STATEMENT SUPERSEDES ALL OTHER STATEMENTS RELATING TO COPYRIGHT ATTACHED TO THIS CONTENT.
Originally posted by GypsK
reply to post by JohnySeagull
Well, if the fata morgana is real then it truely is amazing.
If the cctv news site can be trusted or not? All the major msm in Europe seem to think so since they all linked to that page.
For arguments sake, let's say it is not real, why would they create a story like that? Why would a national news source create a hoax?
Originally posted by JohnySeagull
Originally posted by GypsK
As OP of this thread I'm calling it a hoax.
thats nice of you. you might drop the mods a line to put this in the hoax bin. it seems there is more folks coming along and swallowing this garbage.
i would love to hear why any sane person could possible think this was a real event?
(ITN should be ashamed of themselves for broadcasting chinese brainwashing)