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In case you’re living under a rock and hadn’t heard, there was another “UFO” shot down over the Great Lakes this weekend.

According to reports, the US military had been monitoring Lake Michigan earlier in the day, and even closed the airspace for a short while before giving the “all clear” and reopening.

And just as Americans breathed a collective sigh of relief and returned to their Super Bowl snacks, word came down that fighter jets had shot down yet another “UFO” over Lake Huron, near the Canadian border, after the object ventured too close to a sensitive military site.

And if that wasn’t enough fuel for the already-raging media “UFO” bonfire, things heated up even more after General Glen VanHerck, commander of U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) announced that he wasn’t ruling out “aliens.”


Other than the first balloon, which China has acknowledged was theirs, the Pentagon doesn’t yet know what the objects are or where they came from. Asked directly, a senior military official did not rule out the possibility that their provenance could be extraterrestrial.

This announcement plays into a strange trend of the government, which lies to the American people about nearly everything, seeming to go out of its way to get the American people to take UFOs (in the extra-terrestrial sense) seriously. The question of why the US Government and its media lackeys would want the American public to focus on alleged extra-terrestrials is a fascinating one that we might explore separately.



After that press conference on Sunday, the mainstream media went into yet another total frenzy.

This latest “fighter pilot” incident over the Great Lakes was just another chapter in the “UFO Hysteria” that’s successfully sucked all the oxygen out of the room and left many people wondering, “What is really going on?”

There are a lot of theories out there, ranging from foreign enemies surveilling us with state-of-the-art technology to aliens coming to earth and even theories suggesting our government is behind all of this.

So, what’s really happening?

Well, to answer that question we need to look at the facts.

Firstly, we know there was a Chinese balloon that was first spotted in Montana, and after Biden hemmed and hawed for several days, it was finally shot down over the coast of South Carolina.

Secondly, we also know that NORAD changed radar sensitivity to include balloon-like objects. And now, thanks to that move, they’re finding “spy balloons” and UFOs to shoot down all over the place.


After the U.S. government announced last week that a fleet of Chinese spy balloons had visited the United States undetected in recent years, the military had to admit the obvious: it had an “awareness gap.”

So the U.S. military has been adjusting its radar to find flying objects – including balloons – that are smaller, slower and differently shaped than the enemy aircraft and missiles that have long preoccupied the Pentagon.

This suggests that these “balloons” or “UFOs” (unidentified flying objects) were actually quite commonplace. The most boring, yet plausible explanation is not that we’re facing down an alien invasion, but rather the Biden Regime is engaging in a PR exercise shooting down fairly commonplace objects in the sky in the aftermath of the embarrassment caused by the initial Chinese balloon.

Many folks are convinced the US government has unleashed yet another “psy-op” on the American people, by releasing and then shooting down “balloons” in order to distract everyone from what’s really going on.

Simply put, NORAD changed sensitivity settings, so now the regime can play “Top Gun” in the sky and shoot down UFOs all day long like blockbuster movie heroes.

Meanwhile, the media scares everyone silly to keep the clicks and ratings machine running.

In the midst of all the UFO hysteria, a serious and important question remains: what, if any advantage does China gain with alleged “spy balloons” over state of the art satellite surveillance? Both the United States and China have state of the art satellite technology and routinely use it to “spy” on each other, yet this does not generate a fraction of the public frenzy associated with the more invasive “balloon?”

An interesting article from a defense journal Breaking Defense provides some useful insight into the matter:

As far as the intelligence value of balloons over satellites, there is indeed some value. Balloons and high altitude aircraft can image things from a much closer distance and can dwell over an area for a longer time than low Earth orbiting satellites (which are typically gone in a couple of minutes),” explained Brian Weeden. To cover a single area consistently, a nation would need at least a small constellation of satellites all taking turns as they fly by.

Another advantage is cost:

“But the main thing is, compared to a satellite they’re cheap to deploy,” Stilwell, who worked as a US air traffic controller for 25 years, stressed. “They’re expendable.”

Assuming that some if not most of the “UFOs” shot down by American military craft were balloons of Chinese origin, this raises some questions. China has state of the art satellites and doesn’t need to worry about cost–why did they determine that a balloon would be a better option than a satellite, which, unlike a balloon, cannot be legally shot down?

Still, Weeden noted, spy balloons have by and large been replaced by spy satellites. This is partly due to the fact that the costs have dropped dramatically both for payloads and launch, but also because satellites legally can go where balloons and aircraft cannot because they have a different status under international law.

“The vast majority of intelligence collection these days is done by satellites because they have the freedom of overflight,” he said.

Balloons, however, do not. Like other aircraft, they are subject to international aviation law which sets out that a nation’s airspace is sovereign territory that cannot be traversed without express permission.

Such questions linger ominously in the background of this otherwise sensationalized UFO story. Hopefully soon the American people will have the sober, objective answers that they deserve.


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