I guess this was a fast-moving story. After all, by the time the sub-editor had finished writing that headline, it emerged that this particular UFO was neither U nor F. Apparently, it “turned out to be” a piece of a Russian rocket. Too bad they couldn’t revise the headline on time before the Internet went to press.
…and that that Tweet linked to a news story on openminds.tv, which itself was a further three days old…
…and that that website linked back to the original news report on chinanews.com, where the object’s origins as part of a failed Russian rocket were explained.
So, really, all this played out to a conclusion last Friday. Which in internet time is basically last year.
It is well known that UFO stories help fill space on slow news days.
I guess in this case the news was just reeeeaaaalllllyyyy slow.