They’re coming, or maybe they’re already here. Between August 1st and October 15th of this year, there have been more than 100 UFO sightings along the 2100-mile-long border between India and China.
According to reports, “yellowish spheres appear to lift off from the horizon on the Chinese side and slowly traverse the sky for three to five hours before disappearing.” Describing them as unidentified luminous objects (ULOs), military spokespeople have ruled out unmanned drones from China, satellites in low orbits, and various other vehicles, robots, weather balloons, and all the usual suspects.
The Indian army has even brought in “a mobile ground-based radar unit and spectrum analyzer.” I don’t have any idea what that actually means, but they set it up on a mountain top to sneak a peek. Some of the UFOs have been spotted visually, though they don’t show up on any of the sensing equipment, which indicates that, whatever they are, they’re not metallic. Scientists from the Indian Astronomical Observatory have also determined that the ULOs aren’t meteors, planets, or decorative Chinese lanterns (two years ago the Indian air force examined claims of UFOs that turned out to be lanterns).
Similar incidents have been reported on both the Indian and Chinese sides of the border. Despite the unexplained nature of these sightings, no one is necessarily ready to call this an alien invasion yet. Okay, no one is calling it that at all, but we can dream, right?
Astrophysicist Jayant Narlikar is quoted as saying, “There is no evidence of the UFOs being of extraterrestrial origin…The implication of them being alien objects is fancy, not fact.”
That’s probably very true, but speculating about little green men from outer space is way, way more fun than knowing there is some much more mundane explanation for this rash of UFO encounters.