bizarre sightings - floating city

China seems to have a monopoly on properties that float in the sky

On October, 2015 a group of hovering buildings were reportedly seen and videotaped. Theories about what it could be ranged from a parallel universe portal to a hologram deliberately put into the sky to an alien invasion to a natural mirage known as a Fata Morgana.


On March 19, 2016 CCTV News — China’s 24-hour English language television channel — posted the following video, saying:

“A stunning mirage depicting a group of buildings was seen above the sea along the port of Dalian in northeast China’s Liaoning Province on Friday. Seen from the land, it appeared as though the buildings were looming in the fog, resembling a fairy city on the sea. Take a look at this splendid scene.”


August 5, 2019 – A resident living in Yantai City of east China’s Shandong Province was stunned by the sight of a mirage that towered across the skyline in the morning. See video below

We have a few questions. Who recorded all these videos? And is there any real evidence that hundreds of people reported seeing the city?

But analysis of a previous “floating city” over China reported in October provides some clues about what we’re probably looking at. That city was supposedly observed by residents of the cities of Foshan and Jiangxi.

At the time, the apparition was widely explained as a natural mirage, or optical illusion, called a Fata Morgana. That hypothesis came from a Texas A&M University atmospheric scientist. 

Alan Melikdjanian is an independent filmmaker who also debunks fake and viral online videos — even ones that have fooled most critical eyes. Melikdjanian explained in a video last year that the previous floating city could not be a Fata Morgana and was probably a hoax.

Interesting indeed! Let us know what you think in the comments below. We’d love to read your perspective on these unexplained ‘floating cities’