Is this How the Descent of the 3rd Beis Hamikdosh Will Appear?
China's city in the sky is probably just an optical illusion.
The image of a city skyline appeared floating in the clouds above the cities of Jiangxi and Foshan on Oct. 7 — and skeptics are starting to question its origin.
Scientists say Chinese residents witnessed what is a mirage called a Fata Morgana — but conspiracy theorists were quick to jump in calling it part of a secret project by NASA..
The Fata Morgana is created when temperatures cause light to bounce and bend through different layers of air, Prof. Kenneth Bowman from Texas A&M University told the Christian Science Monitor. "It's not exactly a reflection because it's not a mirror but it's like looking through a lens and you're seeing the surface at a long distance away but it looks like it's floating up in the atmosphere," Bowman said. The mirage was most likely a reflection of a small island that, when stretched vertically, almost looks like a skyscraper, according to meteorologist Jesse Ferrell.
Despite the science backing up the phenomenon, conspiracy theorists still believe the vision could be part of a suspected NASA project called Project Blue Beam — which will use holograms to simulate alien invasions. Bowman said the idea it could be a government projection "falls into the category of wacko." A similar city apparition was reportedly witnessed over China in 2011.