Calls for answers grow after 4th aerial object shot down by US

All of you who had “UFO invasion” on your 2023 bingo card may now collect your prizes. After the United States shot down an “unidentified object” on Friday over Alaska, yesterday and today produced a cascading series of reports about strange objects being seen (and in some cases attacked) in the skies around the world. First, on Saturday, joint forces from the United States and Canada shot down another one over a remote region of Yukon in the northwestern part of the country. But just like the one over Alaska, this didn’t look like a balloon at first, and Canadian officials were not ready to blame it on China. (It came in from over the North Pole, not from the west.)

Lawmakers are calling for more answers after the United States military shot down another unidentified aerial object on Sunday – the third object shot down in three days.

“There’s been space junk, weather balloons, spy balloons, and military advancements for years. All of sudden world super powers are shooting unidentified objects down. This looks like a testing of military prowess,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) tweeted after the latest object was shot down over Lake Huron Sunday afternoon.

“Lack of evidence and briefings are extremely noticeable,” she added.

U.S. officials confirmed in a press briefing Sunday that the military took down an unidentified aerial object, which was first spotted Saturday, because it posed a threat to civilian aviation.

It was the third such incident since President Biden ordered a suspected Chinese spy balloon to be taken down off the Carolina coast last Saturday.

The military took down a “high-altitude object” over Alaska on Friday and then Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ordered the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to shoot down an unidentified object over the territory of Yukon on Saturday.

The latest operation spurred a chorus of calls for more information about the objects — such as their origin, intention or why such spottings have become so frequent.

Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) called on the Department of Defense to provide more information to Congress to inform their constituents.

“Members of Congress must have more timely and accurate information so we can keep our constituents informed. DOD — where are you?” Rosendale tweeted.

Michigan Reps. Debbie Dingell (D) and Lisa McClain (R) also demanded more insight into the military action.

“The increasing incidents of unidentified objects, the latest over Lake Huron in Michigan airspace, are disturbing. We need the facts about where they are originating from, what their purpose is, and why their frequency is increasing,” Dingell tweeted.

“I have been keeping a close eye on the military’s actions over the Great Lakes today. Our state, and the entire country, deserve answers to what happened, and I will ensure we get them,” McClain tweeted.

Lawmakers also called out the Biden administration for being silent on the issue, before the Department of Defense held a press call Sunday evening.

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) tweeted that “Americans deserve to know what is being shot down in our airspace. DOD and the Biden White House have been radio silent.”

The Pentagon has not issued any assessment on where the three latest objects came from, and General Glen VanHerck, the commander of NORAD and U.S. Northern Command, said Sunday he was not counting out the possibility of extraterrestrial activity.

Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) tweeted Sunday that “President Biden owes Montanans and the country an immediate and full explanation,” adding the lack of communication on the recent shoot-downs was “unacceptable.”

VanHerck added that as of Sunday, he was unaware of any other unidentified objects on the radar over U.S. airspace.

But wait… there’s more. And it’s not just the US and Canada. This morning there were reports that China had spotted one near Rizhao and they were preparing to shoot it down. We found out about that one after Beijing sent out a warning to all coastal fishing boats to clear the area to avoid being hit by debris.

Apparently not wanting to be left out of the conversation, the Russians announced that they shot one down last month. That one was a “metallic ball” rather than tube-shaped, though. It appeared to be similar to the one the US Air Forced filmed over Mosul in 2016. They even published a picture of it. 

Unlike the Chinese spy balloon debacle, some of these things don’t appear to be balloons of any sort. And some pilots have gone public and said that the weird objects didn’t have any obvious means of propulsion or lift. They “didn’t know how it was actually staying in the air.”
So if we’re blaming China and China is blaming us and the Russians are blaming, well… everyone, who is putting all of these things up in the sky? Nobody seems to know at the moment, or if they do, they’re not saying. But it certainly seems like a lot of them are suddenly showing up all at once. So is this an invasion? And if so, by who? Or what?

There is a genuine cause for concern here, particularly when we’re already tied up in a proxy war in Ukraine. If we’re blaming China and China is blaming us and we’re both shooting things down, this could escalate into a hot war pretty quickly.

And then there’s the elephant in the room that we’re not supposed to talk about. What if it really isn’t us and it’s not the Russians or the Chinese either? I’m sure many of you think I’m ready to blame extraterrestrials because, well… I’m “the UFO guy” after all. But I’ll go ahead and possibly surprise you. Whatever these things are, I’m guessing they’re likely some sort of drones that were cooked up right here on terra firma, possibly from multiple countries, including ours. Everybody has been developing advanced drones in recent years. And what’s the point of having a new toy if you don’t get to play with it? Granted, I don’t have the first clue as to what sort of technology is propelling them, but we can’t rule out the possibility.

There’s one other reason that I don’t think these “objects” are anything exotic. It’s because they’re just too easy to shoot down, or at least it seems that way so far. When humans have tried to take out what appeared to be a legitimate UFO of possible non-human origin in the past, it hasn’t worked out well. In a piece I published last year at a different outlet, I covered the FOIA records of an incident that took place in March of 1967. US Air Force intelligence specialists were stationed in the Florida Keys, monitoring Cuban military radio traffic when something very unusual took place.

The Cubans had picked up an unknown object on radar entering their airspace, heading southwest at an altitude of 33,000 feet and doing more than 600 mph. Two MIG-21 fighters were dispatched to intercept it. The flight leader reported seeing “a bright metallic sphere with no visible markings or appendages.” (Similar to the ones mentioned above in Russia and Iraq.) After failing to establish radio contact with it, ground control ordered them to shoot it down. The flight leader radioed back saying, “I have a lock on the target.” Those were the last words he ever spoke. Seconds later his wingman was heard screaming, saying the flight leader’s plane had “exploded.” (He later corrected himself to say the plane had “disintegrated.”) Whatever the cause may have been, the jet had turned into a cloud of debris falling toward the waters of the gulf below.

With all of that in mind, if these things being seen this week are really from “out there” and can traverse the vast gulf of space, they really shouldn’t be so easy to use for target practice, should they? Just saying.  

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