Skeptic News: UFO sightings in China

Heilongjiang residents said they saw an unidentified flying object on Friday, the second time in a week such observations have been reported in the northeastern province.

Two workers at a sand processing plant in Zhangjiadian village in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang, said they witnessed a black flying object, the shape of an eagle and larger than an airplane, at noon on Friday. The object hovered in the sky about 500 to 1,000 meters from the two workers for about a minute and then flew off. The flying object in the photograph was captured by Wu Chunyan, who also saw the UFO and quickly pressed the shutter.

Skeptical of the reports is Zhu Jin, curator of Beijing Planetarium, who has been studying UFO reports for years. He said he believes that the flying object was a winged insect. However a retired astronautics professor, Chen Gongfu (70), said the object looked a lot like a moth when he first saw the picture, but he ruled out the possibility as more eyewitnesses in different locations said they also saw the flying object.

The park where the photo was snapped is something of a UFO hotspot with many tourists and visitors having previously snapped UFOs.

In this case we have to wonder if it is possible that the object in the photograph is not that which the witnesses believe they have seen.

As it does look an awful lot like a winged insect of some type caught in a cameras flash.

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