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Balloon Festival

Does anyone have anything on the balloons - it is sooooo quiet out there. Not even a TV crew have gone out to film the supposed crash sites.

the info for all to read back in February 2023 : https://www.npr.org/2023/02/13/1156498101/ufos-unidentified-objects-what-we-know-4-shootdowns

Feb. 12: Lake Huron​

Location and altitude: The object was around 20,000 feet, soaring near the eastern portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It was shot down over Lake Huron, "about 15 nautical miles east of the Upper Peninsula," VanHerck said.

Size and shape: "It presented as an octagonal structure with strings hanging off but no discernable payload," a senior Biden administration official said.

What shot it down: An F-16, firing an AIM-9X Sidewinder missile.

Reason given: "We did not assess it to be a kinetic military threat to anything on the ground," the North American Aerospace Defense Command said, "but assess it was a safety flight hazard and a threat due to its potential surveillance capabilities."

Recovery effort: "Our team will now work to recover the object in an effort to learn more," NORAD said. The location of the shootdown, the unit says, was chosen both to limit risks to people and to boost the chance of recovering debris.

Feb. 11: Yukon, Canada​

Location and altitude: Approximately 40,000 feet, in Canada's central Yukon, after crossing the border from Alaska. The shootdown took place around 100 miles from the U.S.-Canada line.

Size and shape: Early indications showed "this object is potentially similar" to the one shot down off the South Carolina coast, Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand said, adding that it was "smaller in size and cylindrical."

What shot it down: An F-22 fired an AIM-9X Sidewinder missile, said Ryder, the Pentagon press secretary.

Reason given: "The object ... had unlawfully entered Canadian airspace [and] posed a reasonable threat to the safety of civilian flight," Anand said.

Recovery effort: "Canadian Forces will now recover and analyze the wreckage of the object," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. The effort includes the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Canadian Special Operations Forces, with the FBI acting as a liaison.

Feb. 10: Alaskan coast​

Location and altitude: It was at 40,000 feet, over Prudhoe Bay along Alaska's northern coast.


The U.S. shot down an object over Alaska. The government doesn't know yet what it was

Size and shape: "The object was about the size of a small car," Ryder told reporters, adding that it was "not similar in size or shape to the high-altitude surveillance balloon" from the previous weekend.

What shot it down: An F-22 fired an AIM-9X Sidewinder missile.

Reason given: It "posed a reasonable threat to the safety of civilian flight," Ryder said.

Recovery effort: "Recovery activities are occurring on sea ice," as allowed by Arctic weather, limited daylight and other conditions, the U.S. Northern Command said on Saturday.
Brandon Fugal can't be the only guy to fund research and get a team to investigate 'on camera' anomalies.
Really are we now saying that these were all just Chinese scientific reasearch (can see and have sensors so have a duel use spy capability) balloons ?
Do the words rat and smell mean anything.
I suppose the strange shapes reported could be very light radar confusing devices slowly dropping recording devices to be picked up by agents so the mothership balloons do not have to transmit. But it would be nice if a journalist went and proved this was the case in a front page spread. Is this forum satisfied with the story around these objects so far because I have not seen enough to stop me thinking we took out at least a couple of UAP's