”][Updated] On July 9, 2010, The China Peoples Daily ran a story about a UFO witnessed by hundreds over China on July 7. The UFO closed down the regional airport of Hangzhou for an hour, and Air Traffic controllers could not identify the UFO. A resident took a photo of the cigar shaped UFO that was cited in the People’s Daily story. Together with radar evidence and the closing of the regional airport, the photo has been widely circulated as physical evidence of a UFO.
An anonymous source cited by the People’s Daily claimed there was a military link in an apparent bid to dampen speculation about the UFO’s origins.
The July 7 photo was included in a video titled “Amazing Photos of UFO over China”Â (see below) that began to be widely distributed on July 10. Along with the genuine photo of the July 7, 2010 incident, there appears to be a number of others taken from 2009 of helicopters that were shown on a popular internet forum, Above Top Secret. It appears that someone wanted to muddy the waters by mixing a genuine UFO photo with a number of dated photos taken of helicopters elsewhere.
Link to original People’s Daily story is here.
For a more detailed discussion of the UFO photo in the People’s Daily and fakes being circulated, click here.