UFO enthusiasts yesterday complained that a newspaper flyer featuring an unidentified flying object hovering above Victoria Harbour was unfair to their beliefs. The four-page broadsheet advertorial, published by the Chinese newspaper Oriental Daily News, was in fact an advertisement for a new Cable TV subscription package, 'ultimate family offer'. But the front page featured a 'news' article claiming many people witnessed a giant spacecraft flying over the harbour without any correlation to Cable TV. 'Advertisement' was printed in small characters on the top left-hand corner. The advertorial was given away yesterday at MTR stations. UFO researcher Prodip Leung Wai-ting, who is working on a documentary on UFOs in China, said it misled the public. 'It is to arouse people's attention but still it's not appropriate. What if there's something real happening in the future? People would still think it was fake,' Mr Leung said. Wan Hoi, a UFO researcher and renowned author of books on mysterious subjects, said it was unfair for UFO believers. 'If they wanted to have a gimmick, they could've used a real UFO case, or something from a UFO television programme instead of making up a news story,' he said. 'People won't believe in the existence of UFOs any more even if there were a real case in the future.' Kenneth Leung Wai-yin, journalism professor at Chinese University, said: 'You can't say that it's lying to you because it has the word 'advertisement' printed [on it]. It didn't intend to hide anything from the readers.' The Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority received six complaints that the advertorial was misleading but it could not follow them up because there were no relevant ordinances. A spokesman for Cable TV said it was just creative marketing. Oriental Daily News was unavailable for response.