According to initial sketchy reports in ShanghaiDaily.com and the People's Daily Online, the UFO forced the Baotou airport in China's Inner Mongolia province to prevent three planes from landing for almost an hour Saturday night.
Whatever the unknown object was -- and mind you, nobody is claiming aliens or interdimensional beings here -- it was reported hovering near the airport. As strictly a safety response, officials wouldn't allow aircraft to land and directed two of them to land at neighboring airports (where, presumably, the UFO had no interest).
"To guarantee security, the aircraft heading for the airport had to land at secondary airports. Otherwise, it may have led to collisions."
In July, a UFO forced officials to shut down Xiaoshan airport in China's Zhijiang province.
While no official explanation has emerged from that incident, most experts believe it was likely a misidentification of a Chinese military test.
Read more at People's Daily Online.