A mysterious light in the sky was spotted over China on Thursday, sparking panic. Witnesses shared pictures and videos of the unidentifiable object lighting up the night sky on Chinese social media channels, the object was seen above regions of Beijing, Chongqing, Shanxi and Inner Mongolia at about 6:45 pm local time.
According to Metro, the footage is of a hypersonic plane. The paper said the plane is owned by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and is capable of Mach 10 (7,672 mph) while carrying a nuclear warhead. Although there has been no official statement by Chinese, military bloggers claim the footage was caused by a hypersonic glide vehicle (known as DF-ZF).