The mystery mongering sites went wild with this one. After UFOs were reported in the sky in China, eight very man-made parts crash to the ground. No injuries were reported.
Three unidentified flying objects were spotted falling from the sky and landing in two places in Heilongjiang province about 6:00 am Friday, Chinanews.com reported.
The Yi’an county government confirmed in the afternoon that Mengchang villagers heard a big noise and then saw a big ball of fire falling down to a vegetable garden belonging to a villager.
Two other similar objects were spotted falling from the sky and down to the neighboring Baiquan county.
You can see a video of the pieces that landed here (from Chinese news). Rumor is that the parts are Russian rocket components. Russia had a launch failure on Friday May 16 losing a valuable satellite. The state-run Russian source says that the rocket and all debris had burned up in the atmosphere: “We can say with certainty that nothing reached Earth.” But the Russian media suspects that may not be true.
The Heilongjiang province is in western China. The rocket launch was from Kazakhstan. So, if the rocket headed over Mongolia towards the Pacific, it is plausible parts could have fallen in China. The timing seems about right:
The rocket launch was at 3:42 am local time in Kazakhstan, which is 5:42 am in Beijing. The rocket failed 540 seconds into the flight at an altitude of nearly 100 miles. the rocket was carrying a satellite.
Eight metal objects have been found in China so far and are being investigated.
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
Never to miss concocting a FUN story, those wacky conspiracy sites have headlined this story that the Russian rocket hit a UFO or the UFO or missile hit the rocket. That’s a great explanation for the failure, isn’t it? They have spotted a tiny blip in the video that some have interpreted as a collision that blew up the rocket. You can see the pictures here but really, you can’t see much of anything.
Also connected is the moon rover malfunction.
A Chinese rocket failure wrecked people’s houses back in 2013.