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An Ominous City In The Clouds Appeared In The Sky Over China And People Are Freaking Out

How’s your Saturday? A little slow going? Let’s liven things up by spinning the wheel of possibilities over what some in China believe to be a city in the clouds that was momentarily observed (and captured on video) in the sky over Foshan in the Guangdong province, and then, a few days later, over the Jiangxi province when a similar sky city appeared.

Is this phenomena a Fata Morgana? 

According to the Daily Mail:

A Fata Morgana is a type of mirage that distort distance objects, and can be can be seen on land or sea.

It’s caused when the sun heats up the atmosphere above the land or oceans, which creates a gradient of temperatures.

The air close to the surface is relatively cool and above that, there are layers of warmer air.
When light hits a boundary between two layers that are different temperatures – and as a result different densities – it bends and travels at a different angle.

So, that’s a simple and scientifically plausible explanation that has been used before to explain the appearance of skyscrapers bursting into existence among the fluffy clouds, but maybe it’s a little too simple and scientifically plausible.

What about Project Blue Beam? 

Project Blue Beam is a conspiracy theory which claims NASA will someday simulate an alien invasion of Earth or second coming of Christ through holograms.

First off, on their budget? I don’t think NASA could afford to stage a Tupac hologram concert, much less a sky city. Second, no lie, this is my first time hearing about Project Blue Beam and I want to be a beam-believer because it’s kind of awesome. Yes, yes, it would also be incredibly deceptive and dangerous if proven true, but still awesome and also 100% fresh picked bullsh*t like most conspiracy theories. Have you met your fellow man? Devious but not bright enough to pull off most things the foil hat crowd assigns as possibilities. Or so they would have us believe…

If it’s not evil government holograms or a natural occurrence, what is it?

A crack in reality and a glimpse into another universe? That’s an idea floated by Paranormal Crucible, the people who made the above video, though that kinda feels like spitballing to me. But who knows, right? Maybe floating cities are a coordinated effort by the Chinese government to help ease over-population or maybe a massive smog cloud cleared to reveal a city that people in the region had completely forgotten about. That’s hardly the most implausible idea.

Real city covered by smog.
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A real Chinese city covered by smog.

Regardless of what this might be, it certainly is strange. And if it turns into some kind of alien invasion or ghost hangout spot that re-materializes, we will certainly follow up. But probably only then.

(Via Daily Mail)

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