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UFO. China

ID #1664725869
Added Sun, 02/10/2022
Author July N.
Sources
Phenomena
Status
Hypothesis

Initial data

Initial information from sources or from an eyewitness
Incident date: 
01.12.1994 03:00
Location: 
Гуйян
China

The incident with the "flying train" in Guiyang: At 3:00 a.m., residents and employees of the factory in a small village were awakened by a rumble and a strange light. When they went outside, it turned out that the plant was seriously damaged, and the forest was destroyed for 3 kilometers and on an area of 150-300 meters.

On December 1, 1994, 18 kilometers from the capital of the Chinese province of Guizhou, Guiyang City, there is a rural village and an area known as Duxi Forest Farm. A man named Chen Lianyu and his friend were returning from the night watch first, intending to rest and drink tea in their dorm.

After tea, they tried to fall asleep, but were soon woken up by the sound of a freight train, which was strange, since the nearest Dulaiyin railway station was a considerable distance away. The two were not alone: all the villagers also heard the noise and came out of their houses to see where it was coming from.

Soon after, bright red and green lights suddenly appeared, so bright that it seemed like it was day, as well as a sudden gust of wind and, according to some eyewitnesses, hail. Some eyewitnesses even reported seeing fireballs. Several wooden houses even collapsed or were damaged. Those who did not leave their homes to investigate reported that they could not open the doors until the sound and light disappeared.

As soon as the sun rose that morning, the villagers went to explore and came across a picture that took their breath away. 400 hectares of forest and trees were destroyed: trees were cut in half, uprooted and severely bent. Oddly enough, the greenhouse next to the trees remained untouched.

The Dulaing railway station and the factory were also damaged: some brick buildings collapsed, the roof was torn off, steel pipes bent and broken, and the train cars weighing 50 tons moved 20 meters. Despite the destruction, no one was injured, and electricity and communications remained intact. The radius of destruction eventually turned out to be in the form of a circle. Two guards were also lifted into the air by a sudden gust of wind, but they were not injured.

The journalists and government representatives who arrived tried to document and comprehend what had happened. In addition to extensive destruction, other oddities were noted, for example, one of the journalists of a local newspaper said that the photos he took during the destruction did not appear.

Cameras were able to photograph the scene only a few days after the incident, while the clock of one of the factory workers suddenly lagged by 15 minutes.

As for the damage, a large number of trees were broken at a certain height of 1 meter, and the damage was not neat or uniform. The damage was also selective, as there was no damage between the forest and the railway station.

This incident became a sensation, in connection with which there was a debate about what natural explanation could be the cause, and whether it was natural at all, since this incident has been called one of the most famous UFO incidents in China.

To begin with, according to radar data, no military or civilian aircraft were flying over the area at that time, and even if they were there, it would not give an instant explanation.

Weather phenomena were soon named the most likely suspects by those who believed that this event had a natural explanation.

The first theory was a downpour, which would explain the stories of some eyewitnesses about the hail, the destruction left and that some eyewitnesses could not open the doors of their homes.

A tornado was also considered as a possible option, but according to meteorological data, no tornadoes were registered that night or at all in Guizhou Province, and the conditions in Guiyang did not contribute to the occurrence of tornadoes, but this does not mean that a tornado cannot form, but lightning and possibly even ball lightning that occurred simultaneously with tornadoes could also explain the appearance of light.

As for the weather before and during the incident, on November 30, 1994, there was a severe thunderstorm in the area, accompanied by rain, lightning and hail. This theory has been challenged for the following reasons, mainly due to the fact that the damage pattern could not occur naturally.

As an alternative natural explanation, it was suggested that the cause could be a meteor. Although a meteorite would explain the light and noise, it would not explain the damage pattern and the damage itself, since the entire forest would be leveled to the ground.

What do those who believe in the theory of UFOs or other unnatural phenomena say?

Based on the video and photos of the destruction field, they determined that the UFO was 200 meters in diameter and its propulsion system or the field surrounding it and caused all the destruction that was recorded.

To explain the scattered damage, it was claimed that bad weather could have interfered with his work when he lost power and was forced to restart his power plant, which caused the damage, and also explained the absence of damage between the forest and the factory/railway station. This theory is also questioned due to the absence of traces of burns and burning on the ground or leaves.

This event was regularly returned and investigated, especially in the 2000s, but a satisfactory explanation of the incident was not given even by officials, as a result of which the cause of the destruction remained undisclosed. Since then, the scene has been cleared, and all traces of destruction have been eliminated.

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Meteor

Meteor, "shooting star" is a phenomenon that occurs when small meteor bodies (for example, fragments of comets or asteroids) burn up in the Earth's atmosphere. A similar phenomenon of greater intensity (brighter than magnitude -4) it's called a fireball.

Смерч (вихрь, торнадо)

Atmospheric vortex that occurs in cumulonimbus (thunderstorm) cloud and propagating down, often to the surface of the earth, in the form of a cloud sleeves or trunk diameter of tens to hundreds of meters. Tornadoes can appear in many shapes and sizes.

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