Updated: October 21, 2015 11:12:00 am
Over the past couple of days, a raging debate has ensued on the internet over the reasons behind China’s mysterious ‘floating cityscape in the sky.’
Yes, you heard that right!
Videos taken by locals in the Chinese town of Foshan show a faint city amidst the clouds in the sky, triggering questions of whether it could possibly be an alien attack. The vision however lasted only a few minutes, disappearing soon after.
Even in the past, images and videos of mysterious apparitions have most often resulted in countless conspiracy theories over whether our planet was going to come under siege by extra-terrestrial beings. The Chinese ‘floating city’ was no different. And when something happens in China, some fingers are always pointed at the West, most notably America. One theory doing the rounds says the ‘city’ was part of holographic projections by the NASA to portend an invasion by aliens. Conspiracy theorists know well that an alien invasion combined with the secret hands of America is always a heady mix.
But experts have weighed in, making it clear that the images of the city could well have been sparked by an optical illusion known as fata morgana — a mirage being created when ‘cold, dense air’ blends with an upward layer of warmer air. A scientist told the NGC that such a mirage is more likely to occur over water bodies, and has the capacity to trick our average brain into believing something when it actually maybe something else. So, that means different people at different locations would see the mirage differently.
Anyways, watch the video and judge for yourself!
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