In mid-January, we talked about a declassified report from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency detailing that the U.S. is tracking 510 UFO (unidentified flying object) sightings.
Although most people think of the typical flying saucer, UFOs as such are all those aerial objects that cannot be identified. From weather balloons to drones, the possibilities are vast, but there is always room for imagination, and even more so when not much information is provided.
This weekend, a U.S. Army Air Forces F-16 shot down an unidentified flying object flying over Lake Huron on the Canadian border. The most unusual thing about this event is that it is not an isolated case, as it is the third such sighting to take place in North America in less than a week.
The UFO flying over Lake Huron was shot down on the express orders of U.S. President Joe Biden, who heeded the concerns and recommendations of military commanders. According to the White House, the unidentified object was “the size of a small car” and posed a “reasonable threat” to commercial flights.
“Its trajectory and altitude raised concerns, not least because of the danger it could pose to civil aviation. The location chosen for this shootdown gave us the opportunity to avoid impact to people on the ground while improving the chances of debris recovery. There is no indication that civilians were injured or otherwise affected,” the U.S. Aerospace Defense Command said.
After being given the green light by the President of the United States, a U.S. Army F-16 fighter fired a sidewinder missile at the UFO, which was supposed to be octagonal in shape, shooting it down on the spot.
Four UFO shoot-downs in less than a week
The unidentified flying object shot down on Sunday is the third of its kind destroyed in a week in the Americas, and the fourth if the downing of a suspected Chinese spy balloon is taken into account.
Last week, political tension between China and the United States rose sharply after the U.S. government monitored and subsequently shot down a Chinese device. While the U.S. version is that it was a spy balloon, China claims that it was only a civilian weather balloon, unrelated to its government.
Last Friday, a few days after this incident, a U.S. F-22 shot down another unidentified flying object approaching Alaska at high altitude. Said UFO was flying at an altitude of about 12,000 meters and was located 160 kilometers from Alaska’s border with Canada. According to U.S. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby, it was ordered shot down for “posing a reasonable threat to civil flight safety”.
Just one day later, Canadian President Justin Trudeau confirmed that he had ordered the shooting down of a UFO flying over the Yukon, a Canadian area near Alaska.
“The Canadian Forces will now recover and analyze the remains of the object. Thank you to Norad for maintaining vigilance over North America,” President Trudeau communicated after a U.S. F-22 successfully shot down the object. The aircraft was part of NORAD, a joint Canadian-U.S. organization that provides air defense and air control for all of North America.
And this whole series of events could have a motive that would not involve aliens. After the detection and downing of the Chinese spy device, NORAD adjusted its detection filters to prevent similar intrusions in the future. Something that would explain the detection of so many unidentified flying objects in so few days.
Spy balloons or beings from another planet? Although the reason makes us think that the first option is the most probable, we will have to wait for more information to know what may be happening.