An airport in Baotou, Inner Mongolia, was forced to shut to avoid a collision between a UFO which was refusing to take instructions from air traffic control.
Given that few people speak Mongolian, and even less speak Alien it is not surprising that there was a communications breakdown.
Three flights to Baotou from Shanghai and Beijing were reportedly forced to circle the airport until the UFO got bored and wandered off.
According to Reuters, two other flights were diverted away from Baotou and to the nearby cities of Ordos and Taiyuan. The airport was shut for around an hour “to guarantee safety”.
It is the second visit by a UFO to Baotou Airport. Witnesses reported a bright light shining in the sky on September 11 around two-and-a-half miles away from Baotou airport, before suddenly vanishing.
It is not clear what aliens would want to do at the place, after all there is not even a decent chip shop. In the Middle Ages, Mongolians were so keen to get away from the place that they invaded Europe which was about as far away as they could imagine.
UFO sitings in China have been picking up too. There have been eight since the end of June. Most of them have turned out to be earth military tests although some have been attributed to the quaint practice of flying illuminated kites at night.