This follows China Daily's August 2 report that Sichao has predicted that UFOs might appear in 2011 or 2012. His prediction, made on the Yangcheng Evening News, referenced "the possible existence of 2.5 billion planets with possible civilization and advanced technology in the Milky Way Galaxy, among which the earth and its civilization are merely at a primary evolution stage."
In September 2009, scientists at the Purple Mountain Observatory reported that they'd filmed a UFO for 40 minutes during the July 22 solar eclipse. Observatory director Ji Hai-sheng said, "Currently manpower is being organized to deal with this data, complete the data analysis and reveal the scientific results and this will take at least one year's time to finalize."
During his August 23 speech in Guangzhou, Sichao stated that UFOs have been observed by astronomers traveling as fast as 80 percent of the speed of light at distances of between 150 and 1,500 km from Earth.
"If they are friendly to us," Sichao said, "we can promote the human beings' civilization through exchange and cooperation with them. If they are not, as long as we prepared for their invasion, we can beat them back on their weaknesses."
UFO conference COLUMBIA
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Daniel Mitchell said he was outside Porterville, Calif., in 2002 when he saw it: a boomerang-shaped UFO longer than three football fields, gliding silently just over the treetops. He said he felt like he'd been kicked in the gut. “You can’t explain the trauma, the impact,” Mitchell said of such an experience. "My knees were shaking. Suddenly your ego is in question. Are they going to do anything to me?” But it just flew away, he said.
The keynote speaker scheduled for Saturday evening is Travis Walton, a nationally known lecturer who was slated to discuss his account of being abducted by aliens in 1975. His story was later dramatized in the 1993 movie “Fire in the Sky."
Margie Kay, a conference organizer from Kansas City, said some people at the event are merely curious; others have personal stories of unnerving UFO scenes.
Of the latter, she said, “They’re looking for answers, but many keep quiet about what happened to themselves.”
Others attending are very open about their experiences, including the conference speakers. What attendees have in common, Kay said, is a desire to know “what’s going on, who’s doing it and why.”
“I’d like to have some answers,” said Barb Becker of Columbia, member of the Missouri Investigators Group, a conference sponsor.
She talked about following up on reports of triangle-shaped UFO sightings in Columbia in late 1999. She said she spoke to witnesses who saw UFOs on U.S. 63 near Highway AC. Another was seen on St. Charles Road, and a third on Locust Street, she said.