This week, beach goers in China observed an ominous black ring hover over them in the daytime sky. Videos and photos were taken of the event, which also made international headlines:
As scary as this sighting was, was it a true UFO sighting? Smoke rings like this do appear from time to time, but their origins can be traced to man-made pollution, fires, or explosions. Case in point, in 2014 in China, a factory fire caused a black ring, just like this one, to appear in the sky:
While this sighting may not indicate that aliens are visiting, it could indicate an explosion or pollution in the area. Oddly enough, there was a fire at an oil refinery reported in Dalian, China during the week of this sighting, but on the 17th, four days after this event! Perhaps there were issues at the refinery before this most recent explosion, but issues that were not made known to the public... except through an eerie black smoke ring.
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3:29 PM Update: Texas may also have gotten a small glimpse. See the video from Montgomery County.
People outside their homes in California and Nevada (as well as other parts of the US) were in for a terrifying light show late last night. A Star Wars-worthy space war appeared to be happening overhead. Bight flashes of light and a cluster of fiery space rocks breaking up in the night sky astonished witnesses, who shared photos and theories of an alien invasion online. It turns out the fireball was actually a Chinese rocket in its second stage of life. It is lucky that the fireball broke up in the atmosphere, so far no injuries or damage has been reported:
Although the event occurred on the 27th, there were similar fireball reports from California and Nevada a few nights prior, implying quite a bit of debris.
There is more Chinese space junk headed our way, unfortunately, and NASA cannot predict exactly when the Chinese Tiangong-1 cargo ship will be re-entering the Earth's atmosphere, but they suspect it will crash on Earth (much like this rocket) sometime this year or next. Perhaps asteroids are not the biggest threat to mankind.... perhaps it's man-made space junk?
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It's not unusual for UFOs to show up at protests and other events where there the masses are hanging out. And this was a common occurrence well before drones were ever a thing. So, does that mean drones were top-secret before? Or not all of these impressive modern-day sightings are drones?
Either way, check out the screenshots and video - uploaded by a Scottish man recording a TV broadcast - below featuring a green light checking out a Hong Kong protest and then taking off into the upper sky:
A recap from UFOSightingsDaily.com:
UFOs have been seen and recorded around the world over protest areas. This UFO is round and moving from the sky downward toward the protesters. At the end of the video we see the UFO shoot upwards and disappear. Although this is unidentified, it could be a news or govt drone recording the protesters activities. Hard to say 100% unless we get better video out of Hong Kong, but to me it does look to be far away and a very large craft. SCW
Many outlets covered the mass UFO sighting, including the Huffington Post:
"I agree with Ben. This video appears to me to be a drone, as well," said Marc Dantonio of FX Models. "The vertical acceleration illustrated is not at all unreasonable. Some of these can really punch out of sight fast. The green lights are actually a bit of a standard. Green usually means that the batteries are at full charge and have GPS satellite linkup."
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