A bright, unidentified flying object that was visible for at least three hours slowly moving to the west was witnessed over the skies in southwestern Haiyan County of eastern China’s Zhejiang Province on Aug. 31.
The unidentified flying object that constantly twinkled was not at a high altitude and was much larger and brighter than stars around it.
Many people witnessed the UFO at the scene that evening.
"I have no idea what it is," a witness said.
The reporter found that not only was the object itself very bright in the sky, but its reflection on the river was also very eye-catching. Many residents in Haiyan County also witnessed it.
Another witness said, "It looked quite big and it seemed that it was moving."
Another bright flickering dot appeared above the object and started to move toward the object slowly when residents were discussing the unidentified object. This flickering dot was visible for about 10 minutes and started to fly toward Haining City.
Two reporters from Haiyan's local TV station followed the twinkling object in a car moving toward Haining City and took relatively clear pictures after waiting for about an hour on the flight path of the object.
According to the picture, it was a round object that had shiny blue lights, and several other flickering objects were around it.
After a while, however, reporters found that the round object had seemingly become rectangular. The object gradually flew higher and finally disappeared at around 10 p.m. about three hours after its first appearance.
This was not the first UFO witnessed in eastern cities of China this year. On the evening of July 7, a fast-moving UFO with a long white tail appeared over the skies near Hangzhou International Airport in Zhejiang Province, and there were also red flickering dots on the white tail.
The UFO led to a three-hour blockade of the airport and about 20 flights were delayed. Later, departments and experts analyzed videos taken by witnesses, but no conclusion has been made so far. ...
via UFO witnessed in eastern China again - People's Daily Online.
The image above is not from the event in question. Rather is it an example of how a solid object could seem to be both a disk from one perspective and a rectangle from another. I'm not saying the object didn't shape-shift, just pointing out a possibility... that it was a Chinese lantern.