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: >>http://tinyurl.com/5t94s7f >>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 Gentlemen: 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 viewing. 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. Peter/NUFORC Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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