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Are We Shooting Down UFOs?

One GOP Nut From Ohio Said Biden Is Trigger Happy But That He Should've Shot Down The Chinese Balloon Sooner

Let me get this out of the way right away. I had the honor of being contacted by UFOs 3 times, although I chose to forgo getting on one. I was scared to death and much younger— and, I should add, years after I had stopped using hallucinogens. The first, by telepathy, was in a beach town near Barcelona; the second was a couple years later, this one a full-blown sighting with me and my girlfriend, on the beach in north Holland; and the third, again telepathy, many years later when I was living in San Francisco. So… do I “believe” in UFOs? Kind of… that one ion Holland was as big as a barn hovering over us and Marge (I think that was her name) and I experienced the exact same thing. But, it seems kind far-fetched so I believe there are UFO contacting people but I’m open to being persuaded that there are other explanations for what I think happened. OK, that said… I sure hope we didn’t shoot down some interstellar visitors over Alaska (north of the Prudhoe Bay oil fields) on Friday, over Canada (the Yukon) on Saturday and over Michigan yesterday.

Wonder if these are just more Chinese balloons? They’re not. A National Security Council spokesperson: “These objects did not closely resemble and were much smaller than the PRC balloon and we will not definitively characterize them until we can recover the debris, which we are working on.” Yesterday’s unidentified flying object was shot down over Lake Huron, after the military closed airspace over the Great Lakes.

No one knows what these things are and Jim Himes (D-CT), a member of the congressional “Gang of 8” that gets briefed on top se crew intelligence, left the briefing with what he called “real concerns” that the Defense Department is being too close-mouthed about what they’re shooting down. He said that “Part of the problem is that the second and the third objects were shot down in very remote areas. So my guess is that there's just not a lot of information out there yet to share. The one thing I see troubling... is massive speculation about alien invasions and additional Chinese or Russian action” [because of an] absence of information.” Himes’ GOP counterpart on the committee, Mike Turner (R-OH) went on CNN and said the Administration was looking "somewhat trigger-happy... Although that is certainly preferable to the permissive environment they showed when the Chinese spy balloon was coming over some of most sensitive sites."

The Associated Press reported that “U.S. officials said the two more recent objects were much smaller in size, different in appearance and flew at lower altitudes than the suspected Chinese spy balloon that fell into the Atlantic Ocean after the U.S. missile strike. They said the Alaska and Canada objects were not consistent with the fleet of Chinese aerial surveillance balloons that targeted more than 40 countries, stretching back at least into the Trump administration. That large white orb first appeared over the U.S. in late January, and since then Americans have been fixated on the sky above them. U.S. authorities made clear that they constantly monitor for unknown radar blips, and it is not unusual to shut down airspace as a precaution to evaluate them.”

Helene Cooper, reporting for the NY Times, wrote that “There were multiple theories in Washington as to the provenance of the objects, but several Biden administration officials cautioned that much remained unknown about the last two objects shot down. The United States has long monitored U.F.O.s that enter American airspace, and officials believe that surveillance operations by foreign powers, weather balloons or other airborne clutter may explain the most recent incidents of unidentified aerial phenomena— government-speak for U.F.O.s— as well as many episodes in past years. However, nearly all of the incidents remain officially unexplained, according to a report that was made public in 2021. Intelligence agencies are set to deliver a classified document to Congress by Monday updating that report. The original document looked at 144 incidents between 2004 and 2021 that were reported by U.S. government sources, mostly American military personnel.”

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