There are more questions than answers after U.S. fighter jets shot down at least four unidentified objects flying at high altitudes.
“I’m not going to categorize them as balloons. We’re calling them objects for a reason,” Gen. Glen D. VanHerck, the commander of the Air Force’s Northern Command said Sunday. “I’m not able to categorize how they stay aloft. It could be a gaseous type of balloon inside a structure or it could be some type of a propulsion system. But clearly, they’re — they’re able to stay aloft.”
Earlier today President Biden ordered the military to take out an “octagon” shaped object over Lake Huron.
“I believe this is the first time within United States or American airspace that NORAD or United States Northern Command has taken kinetic action against an airborne object,” the general said.
VanHerck was also asked about the origins of the unidentified objects. Was it possible the crafts could be alien or extraterrestrial?
“I haven’t ruled out anything at this point,” he replied.
But in interviews Sunday, national security officials discounted any thoughts that what the Air Force shot out of the sky represented any sort of alien visitors, The New York Times reported.
No one, one senior official said, thinks these things are anything other than devices fashioned here on Earth.
REPORTER: "Have you ruled out aliens or extraterrestrials?"— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 13, 2023
GENERAL GLEN D. VANHERCK: "I haven't ruled out anything at this point." pic.twitter.com/rT0freDQyC
WOW! From Pentagon briefing just now:— Chad Gilmartin (@ChadGilmartinCA) February 13, 2023
“I believe this is the first time within United States of America airspace that NORAD or United States Northern Command has taken kinentic action against an airborne object.”
–Gen. VanHerck of @NORADCommand @USNorthernCmd