Thousands See 'Floating City' Caught on Video: Report
Meteorologists, conspiracy theorists see it differently
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 18, 2015 3:15 PM CDT

(Newser) – Too much carbon pollution? Check. Lots of billionaires? Check. A giant city floating in the sky? Well, according to Chinese TV news channels, China recently had a massive metropolis hovering over the clouds that was spotted by thousands of people, the Daily Express reports. In fact, a similar floating city was seen in Jiangxi province just days after one appeared above Foshan in the Guangdong province. And comparable China sightings go back to 2011, the Inquisitr reports. Video of a recent sighting (available here) is being interpreted differently by meteorologists, conspiracy theorists, believers in other dimensions, and believers in the power of Photoshop.

According to meteorologists, such phenomena are caused by a mirage known as Fata Morgana. These are actually far-off objects like boats that appear as big as buildings when light rays bend while moving through various air temperatures. But some on the Internet are pointing to the conspiracy theory that NASA, using "Project Blue Beam" technology, will eventually simulate an alien attack or return of Jesus Christ, the Independent reports. "Interesting," reads one comment. "What if it really is a city from a parallel universe? Or maybe a glimpse into the future." Others, however, say the video is a Photoshopped hoax.