LANZHOU, Dec. 13
(Xinhuanet) -- Hundreds of people in northwest China's Gansu Province witnessed
an unidentified flying object (UFO) Saturday night, and local police are
searching for what may have dropped in the area.
|A piece of meteorite dropped
onto the earth after the nightly explosion in Gansu Province.
Witnesses in Gansu's capital Lanzhou said that a
strange shining object swept through the sky at about 11:36 p.m.
Saturday,following by earthshaking sounds like bombing. They also reported that
an ensuing tremble was felt within 100 sq km from Lanzhou.
One of them, a driver surnamed Zhang, said that he
saw a shining ball with a three-meter-long trail flying from west to east and
heard two thunders right after, when he was driving from Lanzhou city to
neighboring Yongdeng county.
The local public security department confirmed that
they have received more than 700 reports on the case, some saying it was an
earthquake, and others saying it was an aerolite falling. The department has
sent policemen to search for possible fallen objects but found nothing so far.
Liu Yanan, astronomy professor at the Northwest
Normal University, said that it might be a meteoroid entering the earth's