Chen Chu was serving with the People’s Liberation Army during an assignment north of the city of Dingxian in September 1971 when he witnessed a UFO event. It was approximately 7.30 in the evening and Chen Chu, and others, witnessed a globular object rising slowly and emitting a misty gas. After apparently hovering, it fired a strong jet and rose higher, then remained stationary for a time before descending again. Eventually it descended out of sight.
The incident was reported immediately and the army unit sent a car to investigate. On returning, the unit claimed to have chased the object around the mountain roads before losing it.
The witness’s credibility is strengthened by his own attempts at down-to-earth explanation: he confessed that having tried to explain it as a plane, a balloon or some other “normal” object he had always felt unable to do so.