UFO Rumor Mill In Overdrive: E.T. Embarks On Large-Scale Relocation Initiative
According to extremely unconfirmed sources, entire villages were made to disappear by UFOs in China's Qinling Mountains during the wee hours of Wednesday, October 13. Whether this means inhabitants-only or inhabitants-in-situ is not clear.
Yes, we hate these wild-ass rumors. In fact, Pimp just published a piece decrying them and the horses they ride in on.
But we're passing this rumor along for three reasons: 1.) We think it's too big, fat and juicy to ignore; 2.) We think it's too big, fat and juicy to be believed (and therefore won't be believed by most reasonable people); and 3.) Rumor mongering increases traffic to this site.
So please understand that we're relying on readers to quell the irrational exuberance that our hypocrisy is bound to inspire and wait. Wait a couple of weeks, in fact. And if People's Daily hasn't reported the rumor as news by the end of the month, we urge readers to consider it a prank and move on.
That said, here's the story, as best we can cobble it together ...
- A short video has been posted at Youku.com that shows what appears to be a huge, pulsing blue light at the edge of a populated area at night. It's sort of creepy, but hardly mind-blowing. Is it the Qinling Mountain UFO? We don't know. The captions are in a language we don't read.
- Loose (and very likely poor) translations of Chinese blog posts and Chinese tabloid reports claim that, at 4 a.m. on October 13, entire villages began to disappear in China's Qinling Mountains.
- These disappearances reportedly coincided with UFO activity.
- The video is purported to be of the purported UFO activity.
- Large numbers of troops, it is said, have blocked access to where the villages were or are or where the inhabitants of said villages used to be, or something.
- Snakes have fled the scene.
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