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Surprising new information has surfaced regarding the unidentified flying object (UFO) in China that caused airplanes to temporarily be diverted away from a major airport on Wednesday, August 17, 2011.  The UFO was spotted by multiple witnesses above a runway at Jiangbei International Airport resulting in the temporary halt of operations at that airport and major news media attention.

A government official in China reportedly told a reporter that there was never a UFO at all.  He claimed that the temporary diversion of more than 10 airplanes to other airports was merely "an airspace control exercise."  There is no word on how a simple exercise could have caused workers and passengers to see an unidentified flying object in the sky.

UFO Global Reporting Center reported this update on the incident:

Typically heavy handed ChiCom spin, IMO. To read the rest of the article, click here.