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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

China Mirage City: Hologram, Project Blue Beam? (Video)

China Mirage City: Hologram, Project Blue Beam? (Video)


Since the news report and video out of China’s Huangshan City of an ‘optical illusion’ or ‘superior mirage’ is so amazing – the spectacular city skyline with mountains that appeared in the middle of the Tunxi section of the Xin’an River – we decided to revisit the story plus re-post the video.

Included in our latest post, a link to an article about holograms and Project Blue Beam plus one of the videos in the article, an amazing video on hologram technology.

The Details:

The ‘mirage’ city skyline and mountains appeared at approximately 5 PM, local time on Thursday after a heavy rain.

In May of 2005, another spectacular ‘mirage’ city seen by thousands of residents that appeared after a heavy rain off the shore of Penglai City in eastern China’s Shandong Province. During the four hour appearance thousands of residents in Penglai City saw not only a city, the residents witnessed ‘bustling cars as well as crowds of people all clearly visible’.

An interesting article on Penglai City and it’s history of ‘mirages’, Penglai, Land of Fairy Tales.

Superior Mirages

Over at the U.K.’s Weather Online website, the explanation of mirages and optical illusions. Based on their explanation, the mysterious mirage cities seen in China are ‘superior mirages.’

A famous superior mirage is the Fata Morgana , most frequently seen in the Strait of Messina between Italy and Sicily. However, Fata Morgana’s are also frequent in deserts, after night time radiation has cooled down the sand to temperatures lower than the air above. Distant objects appear extremely elongated, giving the impression of buildings and towns in the distance. This phenomenon is also known as ‘castles in the air’.
Our observation:

When do ‘impressions’ contain ‘cars’ and ‘people’?

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  1. Do not read "entire floating city appears..", but "entire city appears to float". Chinese commentary was just misunderstood resulting in a bad translation. All it shows is mist and actual, real buildings. Nothing mysterious about it.

  2. someone clarify, is this true (benny)? looking at those trees i am sure the water is trailing around them.the mist indeed seems to be shrouding the bottom parts of the buildings, the only translated version is this film. anyone living in china , been there at that specific place and know the local scenery?

  3. @Itchy8me this guy had a good explanation -