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Re: Astounding Floating City Phenomenon In China

From: Peter Davenport <director.nul>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 11:02:34 -0700
Archived: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 15:40:20 -0400
Subject: Re: Astounding Floating City Phenomenon In China

>From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates" <post.nul>
>Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 12:22:40 +0100
>Subject: Re: Astounding Floating City Phenomenon In China

>>From: Gregory Boone <evolbaby.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 23:08:27 -0400 (EDT)
>>Subject: Astounding Floating City Phenomenon In China

>>This is just astounding:


>>Residents in China kept seeing cities, in full detail floating
>>in the sky.

>>The images are caught on camera and are very clear.

>>The explanation of weather temperatures and water vapor is good
>>and could be a good source to help solve some UFO sightings.

>Hi Greg

>I know no more than you but some comments below that story
>suggest the media has confused the issue because of a
>translation problem.

>Here are a couple of the comments:

>"Apparently this is has been missinterpreted. The buildings are
>in fact real. The locals are talking about how all the mist
>makes the city look like the buildings are floating in the
>clouds like a fairy tale. There is no mirage."

>- Chris, Dublin, 26/6/2011 13:38

>"It's frightening to think that the person who wrote this
>article is supposed to be a 'reporter'. It took me about a
>minute to find out that you've misconstrued this whole thing.
>That Is Not A Mirage! The people are simply saying that it looks
>like the buildings look like they are floating on clouds. Those
>buildings are real and situated where they always are!"

>Dave Haith


Your discussion of "floating cities" brought to mind a case
reported to NUFORC from New York City on Tuesday, September 19,
1995, involving a sighting four days earlier by hundreds of
passengers on the Staten Island Ferry. It is a very interesting
case, with multiple witnesses, and it received competent follow-
up investigation by the MUFON investigators with whom I had
shared the case.

On Friday night, September 15, 1995, a young woman from Staten
Island boarded the Staten Island Ferry at the southern tip of
Manhattan, NYC, for the 10:00 p.m. sailing to Staten Island.

Approximately eight minute after the ferry's departure from
Manhattan, as the ferry coursed to the south, and with
Governor's Island located off to the east, passengers on the
outside upper deck began shouting loudly about something they
were observing in the eastern sky. Passengers on the west side
of the ferry began streaming rapidly to the port side of the
vessel, to witness what other passengers apparently were

The female witness who first contacted NUFORC, and who was
seated on the inside of the ferry at the time of the
disturbance, decided to wander outside to the outer deck, in
order to see what was causing the commotion.

Upon arriving on the outer deck, she was confronted by a very
large "object", hovering above the water in the eastern sky
ABOVE Governor's Island! It appeared to be a gigantic "city",
which appeared to be just floating in the sky! Moreover, she was
unable to identify the skyline! She was stunned and
flabbergasted by the image before her!! Her illustration appears
in a video production about the event.)

It would be the easiest thing to simply dismiss the case,
claiming that the witnesses were observing nothing more than a
refracted image of Governor's Island off to the east. However,
the image was of tall sky-scrapers, which are not present on
Governor's Island.

Also, other facts surrounding the event don't "square" with such
an explanation. First, the witnesses reported that the water,
just below the "image", was being roiled and frothed, to a quite
noticeable degree, apparently caused by the presence of the
object above! Obviously, a refracted image would not disturb the
surface of water below it.

Also, when the MUFON investigators first set out to begin the
process of collecting evidence, they were quite surprised to
discover that the tapes in all the emergency communications
centers, for the time in question, were missing! Apparently,
someone saw to it that all the tapes for that night were made to
"disappear". This fact is discussed in the 30-minute video about
the event, which I have played for many audiences.

Hence, I conclude that it is premature to conclude that all
images of "floating cities" are nothing but optical aberrations.
Based on the one example cited above, I conclude that some of
such reports may have been caused by a phenomenon we are yet to
explain satisfactorily.


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