On October 11th, 2018, the inhabitants of the cities of Peking and Chongqing, in the Shanxi province and the Inner Mongolia autonomous region witnessed a strange light in the sky, which looked like a torch. ‘The extraterrestrials are coming!’ several users wrote on the Chinese social network Weibo, who really thought that it was an appearance by a UFO.
Is a missile at the origin of this story?
According to military blogger Weaponmagazine-Xiaoning, this light could be linked to Chinese hypersonic aircraft DF-ZF tests, even though the Chinese authorities have not officially announced that there were any tests. The Daily Mail recalls that last April, a similar phenomenon was already produced at the Taiyuan base, where a missile was launched. Finally, according to Nigel Watson, a former member of the British army and a UFO expert, this strange light is very similar to the traces that the Falcon 9 missile leave behind, which was launched on October 8th, 2018.