Can you imagine what would be going through your mind if you saw an entire city floating in the sky? For the people living in the Chinese provinces of Jiangxi and Foshan, that shocking notion became a reality. The immediate reaction of many of the locals was that it was an opening to a parallel universe or that it was the result of a secret test done by NASA to scare the citizens of the country.
Outside of science fiction and conspiracy theories, weather and climate experts have described the sighting as an elaborate mirage known as Fata Morgana. Fata Morgana is a type of mirage that usually forms on the horizon or in the clouds. What is typically shown in these mirages is an inversion of distant objects or landscapes. As the locals of Jiangxi and Foshan can attest to, these visions can seem quite real.