Official explanations about mysterious patterns on a lake floor exposed by drought in China being fish traps don’t stop excited internet users from speculating about aliens. Photo: SCMP composite
Official explanations about mysterious patterns on a lake floor exposed by drought in China being fish traps don’t stop excited internet users from speculating about aliens. Photo: SCMP composite

‘Definitely aliens’: drying Chinese lake bed reveals mysterious patterns which officials say are old fish traps but online conspiracy theories abound

  • Bizarre patterns exposed on a lake floor in China by a recent drought have triggered speculation of aliens and ancient civilisations online
  • Officials have dismissed the theories and said the area has always been underwater until recently and that the patterns are most likely old fish traps

Official explanations about mysterious patterns on a lake floor exposed by drought in China being fish traps don’t stop excited internet users from speculating about aliens. Photo: SCMP composite
Official explanations about mysterious patterns on a lake floor exposed by drought in China being fish traps don’t stop excited internet users from speculating about aliens. Photo: SCMP composite
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