The fourth unidentified flying object, or U.F.O., as they are called, was ordered shot down by President Biden on Sunday.
The U.F.O. was traveling at 20,000ft which could have dangerously interfered with commercial traffic. A military spokesperson said it may be a gaseous type of balloon or aircraft with propulsion system, a stark contrast between the two.
China says US sent more than 10 balloons into airspace and operates a fleet of spy sattelites. Most recently a Chinese satellite fired green lasers over the state of Hawaii.
Most interestingly, the military spokesperson stated that he could not rule out that the objects were extra-terrestrials.
The latest object – shot down over Lake Huron in Michigan near the Canadian border – has been described by defence officials as an unmanned “octagonal structure” with strings attached to it.– Military Spokesperson
The U.F.O., was shot down by a missile fired from an F-16 fighter jet at 14:42 local time (19:42 GMT).
The Pentagon has more questions than answers with the recent objects brought down out of the sky over U.S. and Canadian aisrpace. The military, however has not indicated a threat over airspace to civilians.
“I’m not going to categorise them as balloons. We’re calling them objects for a reason.” “What we are seeing is very, very small objects that produce a very, very low radar cross-section.”
Speculation as to what the objects may be has intensified in recent days.
When asking if the objects are aliens or extra terrestrials, US Northern Command General, Glen VanHerck said “”I will let the intel community and the counterintelligence community figure that out.”
“I haven’t ruled out anything at this point.”– US Northern Command Commander General Glen VanHerck
President Biden ordered 2 objects over the weekend prior to this incident. One in Alaska on Friday, and one over the Yukon in Canada on Saturday.
“These objects did not closely resemble, and were much smaller than, the balloon and we will not definitively characterise them until we can recover the debris.”– White House National Security spokesperson