On Sunday, the U.S. military shot down an unidentified flying object (UFO) over Lake Huron in Michigan, sparking questions and concerns among American citizens.
Per the Department of Defense (DOD), an F-16 fired an AIM9x to shoot down the UFO at around 20,000 feet. They stated:
“North American Aerospace Defense Command detected the object Sunday morning and has maintained visual and radar tracking of it. Based on its flight path and data we can reasonably connect this object to the radar signal picked up over Montana, which flew in proximity to sensitive DOD sites.”
This UFO was the third flying object to be shot down in recent days, beginning with the termination of the Chinese spy balloon that was shot down off the coast of South Carolina in early February. The second UFO was shot down on Saturday over Canadian airspace, via an order from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“I ordered the take down of an unidentified object that violated Canadian airspace,” Trudeau stated on Twitter. “@NORADCommand shot down the object over the Yukon. Canadian and U.S. aircraft were scrambled, and a U.S. F-22 successfully fired at the object.”
Although this is the third violation of U.S. airspace in less than a month, the DOD said in their Sunday statement regarding the incident at Lake Huron, “We did not assess it to be a kinetic military threat to anything on the ground, but assess it was a safety flight hazard and a threat due to its potential surveillance capabilities. Our team will now work to recover the object in an effort to learn more.”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., pointed out on Twitter, “There’s been space junk, weather balloons, spy balloons, and military advancements for years. All of sudden world super powers are shooting unidentified objects down. This looks like a testing of military prowess. Lack of evidence and briefings are extremely noticeable.”