For the second time in a year, people in China are freaking the hell out over an alleged second city that's high up in the sky, simply known as the "floating city," as witnesses have seen the mirage emerge amongst the clouds once again in recent days.
Seen over the Chinese city of Yueyang, video of the apparent city had people wondering what the skyscrapers really were, with numerous theories popping up—like it was the sign of the apocalypse or that NASA had initiated a top secret strategy for new world order known as “Project Blue Beam.”
Naturally, none of these suggestions were accurate. That's according to meteorological experts, who do agree that it's an actual city—just not a floating one, but skyscrapers in Yueyang covered by fog.
Another floating city caught from Yueyang in Hunan Province #China? A mirage by Fata Morgana? A #fake? No, just buildings covered by fog. pic.twitter.com/q3NCuy3Cag— ufoofinterest.org (@ufoofinterest) January 18, 2017
Another floating city caught from Yueyang in Hunan Province #China? A mirage by Fata Morgana? A #fake? No, just buildings covered by fog. pic.twitter.com/q3NCuy3Cag
The above tweet is supported by the Xinhua News Agency, which agrees that the buildings in the video are just surrounded by radiation fog, which occurs when temperatures on the ground cool down enough for moisture in the air to condense. As the temperature rises, though, the fog burns off.
Known as "Fata Morgana"—which is essentially a mirage or optical illusion—this whole theory of a floating city gets squashed as a few clouds evaporate. In other words, sorry, people of China, but you're all freaking out over a little joke from Mother Nature.
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