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UFO. China

ID #1699347796
Added Tue, 07/11/2023
Author July N.

Initial data

Initial information from sources or from an eyewitness
Incident date: 

What's it? (Hong Kong, Friday, November 3rd)

The following statement was provided by Elegant user-Cheesecake18 :

Do you know if drones can be that big? and he raced across the sky so straight and fast and stopped so completely motionless. Can people buy these drones? Or perhaps government drones?

I need help understanding what I saw last Friday night from my balcony in Hong Kong. It was a very large and bright light that moved very quickly across the sky. It couldn't have been a plane, because planes don't move like that. Maybe it's some kind of drone? I would like to capture movement – very fast, straight lines. At the end of the video you will see how the light just disappears. I wonder what it could be.

Original news

What is this? (Hong Kong Friday 3 Nov)

Looking for help understanding what I saw last Friday night from my balcony in Hong Kong. It was a super large and bright light that moved / darted very quickly across the sky. It couldn’t have been a plane because planes dont move like that. Could it be some sort of drone? I wish I captured the movement - very fast, straight lines. At the end of the video you’ll see the light just disappear. Curios what this could be.

The following submission statement was provided by u/Elegant-Cheesecake18:

Do you know if drones can be that large though? and was darting across the sky so straight and quickly, and would stop so perfectly still. Are these drones that people can buy? Or possibly government drones?


List of versions containing features matching the eyewitness descriptions or material evidence


Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs, also sometimes shortened as BLAH; colloquially sometimes referred to as "drone" or "drone" (from the English. drone — drone)) — aircraft without crew on Board. Created for aerial shooting, monitoring ground objects and other tasks in real time.

Distinguish UAVs for military and civil purposes.

Also they are divided into:

The lights of cranes, pipes and skyscrapers

Most often, this category can be attributed to the lights of a crane, high-rise buildings, boiler pipes, etc., equipped with nighttime lighting that is visible through the haze, fog, or when the color match between the support and the color of the surrounding space.

For unexplained may be taken accidentally or deliberately issued when shooting photos and video. A feature of the lights of a construction crane (in contrast to the street lights) is the movement of the boom, which is a light source.

The reflection on the glass

The object may be reflected light or any light source. The type of source (lamp, lantern, lampshade, glare from the mirrors of any shape and .t.n.) and the type of reflective glass in the photo can be crosses, circles, objects bizarre.

Translated by «Yandex.Translator»

Airplane / Helicopter

An aircraft heavier than air for flights in the atmosphere (and outer space (e.g. An orbital aircraft)), using the aerodynamic lift of a glider to keep itself in the air (when flying within the atmosphere) and the thrust of a power (propulsion) installation for maneuvering and compensating for the loss of total mechanical energy to drag. 

A rotorcraft in which the lift and thrust required for flight are created by one or more main rotors powered by an engine or several engines. They differ in maneuverability, the ability to hover and almost vertical takeoff.


Versions testing, their confirmation or refutation. Additional information, notes during the study of materials

We can assume that this is a police drone hovering. They usually have pretty bright spotlights installed on them (which he turned off at the end). A slight hum on the video may also speak in favor of this version.


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