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In the last few months, there has been an unprecedented increase in reported unidentified flying objects (UFOs) sightings.
Major news sources have been abuzz with speculation about what these mysterious objects could be, and why they are suddenly appearing.
From theories of alien spacecraft to military surveillance drones and even weather balloons, no one knows for sure what is causing this sudden spike in UFO activity.
In this article, we’ll explore what major news sources are saying about the recent surge in unexplained aerial phenomena.
According to Popular Science Magazine:
“The US has recently shot down four unidentified flying objects in territorial skies, including an octagon-shaped flying object above Lake Huron.
The new frequency of sightings has led to public confusion and two big questions: What exactly are the objects, and why were they not detected until now?
Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that there is no indication of aliens or extraterrestrial activity with these recent takedowns, and that the objects remain unknown but terrestrial in origin.
To increase coverage, the US and Canada are expanding the aperture of what sensors flag as worth of alert. The United States and Canada have been enhancing their radar capabilities in response to the Chinese balloon program and recent incursion into their airspace.
Increasing sensor sensitivity means expanding the scope of what a system is trained to detect, allowing it to include other signals that it has been set to filter out previously.
NORAD is a joint undertaking by the US and Canada to watch for potential attacks. NORAD was started in 1958 to watch skies for Soviet bombers loaded with atomic warheads, and expanded to focus on missiles and other threats.
It was NORAD who tracked and alerted US fighters to the aerial object off the coast of Alaska.
The three objects detected after the first balloon were assessed by the White House to lack a “kinetic threat” to people on the ground.
The recent spate of shoot-downs, and expanded sensitivity of sensors, means it may be possible that more are still to come.
You can read the full article on Popular Science here.
NPR Took a More Light-Hearted Approach:
UAPs (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) have been seen in North America recently, sparking speculation that E T has finally decided to drop in for a visit.
On Friday, the U.S. military downed a “high altitude airborne object” off the coast of Alaska, Saturday, it was a cylindrical object in Canada’s Yukon territory, and Sunday, it was an unidentified flying object that was taken down over Lake Huron.
Officials are not offering much speculation as to what these objects were being used for until they can track the remains for analysis.
Chinese officials have denied the claims of UAPs.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made it clear that there is no indication of aliens or extraterrestrial activity with the recent take-downs.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the US is committed to responsibly managing the competition between the US and China.
Blinken and Wang Yi may meet at a security conference this week to discuss the unknown objects, and Senators will receive a classified briefing on Tuesday.
If aliens want to make a big entrance, now would be a good time.
Read the full NPR article here
Scientific American Reported:
UFOs look a lot more like spying than extraterrestrials.
Sidewinder missiles have burst both a wayward Chinese balloon and three “unidentified objects” floating over the U.S. and Canada.
These suspected spies cast an unexpected spotlight on a significant national security issue: balloons and drones gathering intelligence for foreign powers.
The Pentagon’s past habit of punting such observations to a quirky and inadequate team of investigators from an obscure task force was an institutional failure.
The U.S. Canada North American Aerospace Defense Command had blunted its radars to prevent such aerial flotsam from cluttering its screens, and small, slow objects, like balloons, were filtered out and ignored.
The Pentagon’s UAP task force has been accused of failing to solve cases of UAP, leading to questions about how many other cases of foreign surveillance were swept under the rug as UAP.
The Pentagon’s new resolution office is doing better, but its establishment was still loosely rooted in a history of people hoping that UFOs are alien visitors.
The reality of persistent Chinese attempts at airspace intrusions and surveillance should lead the Pentagon to focus instead on the very real tasks at hand.
Read the full article on Scientific American here.
The New York Times Reported
“U.S. officials now suspect that the Chinese spy balloon was sent to spy on bases in Guam and Hawaii and that other downed objects were not surveillance machines, reflecting U.S. and Chinese difficulties in discerning each other’s intentions.
Chinese officials attempted to speed the balloon out of American airspace, leading to a diplomatic and political maelstrom. U.S. officials tracked the balloon from the time of its launch and observed it as it moved across the Pacific.
China is developing a spy balloon program to supplement its satellite intelligence collection and have backups for the satellites in the event of war with the United States.
The downed spy balloon had equipment to collect electronic communications and transmit encrypted signals to Chinese satellites, but U.S. officials insist it did not retrieve any information.
Chinese officials likely wanted to avoid activating the mechanism when the balloon was over land, and the Pentagon locked down communications and activities as it drifted over the US.”
Read the full New York Times Article Here
What Do You Think?
The reports from various news outlets have shed light on the recent events involving UFOs identified by U.S. military forces.
This summary of what news outlets are saying about this mysterious activity leaves us all in anticipation for more information about the cause behind these sightings.
Whatever it might turn out to be, we’ll just have to wait and see.
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