The mystery of the balloons deepens.
The object that was allowed to pass undetected through sovereign airspace over Alaskan undetected, float over Canada and cross into and across the contiguous 48 states before taken down over the Atlantic remains an enigma. Reportedly no one was even aware of its presence until it was spotted by an alert civilian in Montana. It was immediately deemed not to be a threat, even though the airport in Billings was shut down for a time. We were told there was no reason for concern, despite the fact USAF jets were scrambled to shoot it out of the sky. We heard it was a Chinese spy device, but assured it wasn't transmitting any data about the top secret military installations it flew over, for some reason. The Chinese called it a weather balloon that strayed off course. Though they seemed overly concerned about a thing being splashed into the Atlantic and recovered, if all it contained was data on winds and clouds. In fact, they denounced what they called "an indiscriminate use of force," despite the fact the use of force seemed highly discriminate, seeing as the missile hit precisely what it was aiming at, center mass.
Since then, we've been told this is common, and such encounters happened several times in the past. Though the people in charge of such matters in that past insist nothing of the sort ever happened on their watch. And over the weekend, we learned that more of these non-threatening objects that are super duper common and which we have nothing at all to worry about were similarly taken out by our most advanced military jets. And it could all be a publicity stunt for U2's next tour. Which would be ironic, since the band itself is named for a spy plane that was shot down over the Soviet Union during one of the tensest moments of the Cold War.
So it's as simple at this. Nothing to worry about, according to the official positions of the governments of both the United States and China. No reason at all to be concerned. While the actions of the governments on both sides indicate they are both worried and concerned.
Are you with me so far? Good. Because based on the latest word from the Pentagon, we should be very worried and awfully, awfully concerned. If what they're suggesting is true, a Chinese spy blimp would be the least of our problems:
Daily Mail - The Pentagon has refused to rule out the possibility that a slew of unidentified objects shot out of the sky in recent days could be linked to extraterrestrials.
A US fighter jet shot down an 'unidentified object' over Lake Huron on Sunday on orders from President Joe Biden. It was the third such downing in three days, and the latest military strike in an extraordinary chain of events over U.S. airspace that Pentagon officials believe has no peacetime precedent.
US Air Force General Glen VanHerck said intelligence services were exploring all avenues - including the notion the three most recent objects could be linked to extraterrestrials.
'I'll let the intel community and the counterintelligence community figure that out. I haven't ruled out anything,' VanHerck said. 'At this point we continue to assess every threat or potential threat, unknown, that approaches North America with an attempt to identify it.'
The object detected Sunday was described by defense officials as an unmanned 'octagonal structure' with 'potential surveillance capabilities' and strings attached to it.
An F-16 fighter jet shot it down from around 20,000ft over the Great Lakes at 2:42pm - after two other crafts were destroyed over Alaska and Canada on Friday and Saturday.
And - The shape of two of the objects recalls the famous 'Tic Tac' UFO - a white oblong spotted by the US Navy in 2004.
British UFO expert Nick Pope, formerly with the UK's Ministry of Defence, told MailOnline that he 'can't rule out a connection with the Tic Tac sighting' but cautioned that an overall explanation is 'still to be determined'.
This Tic Tac UFO:
The one tracked by Commander David Fravor off the coast of Southern California, to date the most highly credible and verified UFO encounter we know about.
So these latest downings begged the question we are all asking:
And before you go saying, "The Pentagon saying they haven't ruled out these being alien technology isn't the same as them believing it is," consider the following:
Daily Star - The pilots of US Air Force F-35 fighters sent to intercept the mystery object over Alaska on Friday say that whatever it was had been “interfering with the sensors of their aircraft” before they shot it down. …
The USAF pilots who shot down the object over Alaska “were not able to identify what they saw,” reports CNN's Natasha Bertrand. … “And these pilots reported back very conflicting accounts”.
The pilots of the cutting-edge stealth fighters said “that this object was actually interfering with the sensors of their aircraft and they couldn't figure out why, because there was no identifiable kind of surveillance equipment on the object,” she said.
The pilots were also mystified as to what kind of aircraft they were actually dealing with.
According to Bertrand, the pilots “were saying that they did not see anything on the object that appeared able to propel it, that it seemed like there was no way that this was actually able to stay in the air”.
If our most sophisticated stealth fighters are getting their equipment jammed by these things, I think we can all be assured we're not dealing with Beijing trying to forecast the weather for next year's crops. And we can also rule out spy drones. Since, if they have that capability, they'd be standing in the Oval Office right now, assuring us they're going to be wise and benevolent rulers, instead of trying to take over the West one TikTok account at a time.
No, all this information points to one thing: Aliens. The Pentagon doesn't rule it out because they know that's the only explanation. After all, they would rule it out if someone suggested these objects they're encountering were strays from the Macy's Parade or aor ghosts or a Ricky and Morty adventure. The fact they're not ruling out an extraterrestrial origin speaks louder than anything else ever could. It's Sherlock Holmes' dog that didn't bark.
So keep listening to the conflicting accounts the governments of the world will continue to put out. And by all means, keep an open mind to all possibilities. Just don't let it be so open that your brains fall out.