posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 08:01 PM
I'm sure many of you remember the big news back in 2009 when a UFO was reportedly seen during the observation of a solar eclipse at China's Purple
Mountain Observatory. While there were many witnesses, several photo's and 40 minutes of video, we were told that experts were going to spend a year
studying the evidence before speculating what the object actually was and we were left holding our breath.
I was recently attempting to find any follow up to that incident and a search on ATS did not turn up anything nor did a Google search - only articles
related to the original sighting.
Actually, there was another round of articles in August of 2010 related to a prominent astronomer from Purple Mountain announcing his professional
belief that some UFO's are of extraterrestrial origin during an academic speech and although there was reference in the articles to the 2009 PMO
sighting, the speech was not the 'follow-up' that was originally promised in 2009.
Did I miss something? Did Chinese authorities ever make a follow-up statement regarding the 2009 incident?
If not, does anyone else find that rather odd? I certainly do. They get what is honestly some pretty great video of a daytime UFO sighting, tell
everyone they need to sit on it for year to study it, then never follow up. Oh, but a year later an astronomer tells his peers that he believes some
UFO's are extraterrestrial in origin, and his comments are published by the official news agency of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of
Here is a link to an original article (unfortunately the video has been removed but you can still find on YT if you like).
Scientists at the Purple Mountain Observatory in Nanjing are reported to have confirmed that they filmed a UFO during the eclipse for 40 minutes.
They say that they will spend the next 12 months studying the footage before drawing any conclusions.
The director of the observatory, Ji Hai-sheng, told sina.com that scientists would not be speculating publicly on the nature of what was captured on
film until it had been properly studied.
He added:"'Purple Mountain Observatory and Chinese Academy of Sciences said that during the July 22 total solar eclipse observation, China had
discovered near the sun, by observing staff, an unidentified object, it's physical nature remains to be further studied.
"Currently manpower is being organized to deal with this data, complete the data analysis and reveal the scientific results and this will take at
least one year's time to finalise."
And here's one of the 2010 articles.
Again, I know the articles above were covered before here on ATS but was there actually any follow-up statement by Chinese officials on the sighting
from July 2009?
edit on 5-12-2011 by buskey because: (no reason given)