UFO sightings in China
In 1994, Meng Zhaoguo reported that he and a relative had followed what he thought was a weather balloon after they saw a white, shining object descend into Red Flag Forest. According to his recollection, on finding the downed object, he found that it was in fact a spacecraft, flanked by 3 metres (9.8 ft) tall six-fingered aliens.
After the initial encounter, Meng claimed to be was suffering from ongoing harassment from the entities, and reported being taken to their spacecraft and forced to copulate. He claimed that on the subsequent 17 July he was abducted from his house and shown Mars, which the entities claimed was their homeworld.
His story was examined by the UFO Enthusiasts Club at U of W throughout 1997. They concluded that whilst the initial contact may have occurred, the subsequent reported events were almost certainly untrue. However, the state-sponsored UFO Research Society concluded that his claims were true.
- July 7: An Unidentified Flying Object was spotted above Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport near Hangzhou, China. The airport was closed down due to the sighting.
- July 15: UFO sighting took place in Chongqing in eastern China; several witnesses stated they saw the same thing: four lantern-like objects forming a diamond shape that hovered over the city's Shaping Park for over an hour.
- October 6:UFO sighting took place near the inner Mongolian airport in China. Airport in inner Mongolia was reportedly shut down because of UFO sightings. According to witnesses, it appeared to have disappeared in a bright light, although experts suggested it had been a military aircraft test.
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- Poole, Teresa (March 17, 1995). "Close encounters of an intimate kind : PEKING DAYS". The Independent (London). p. 18.
- UFO forces Hangzhou airport to shut down