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Former Congressman Wonders if Object Shot Down Over Alaska Is Alien UFO

Former Consultant Peter Meijer, a Michigan Republican, questioned whether or not or not the thing that was shot down over Alaska on Friday might have been an ufo (UFO), as Pentagon officers stay quiet over what the risk was.

Meijer, who represented Michigan’s third Congressional District up till lately, wrote on Twitter on Friday: “Actually hoping this ‘unidentified [flying] object’ was one other spy balloon and never a legit UFO.”

“The irony of complicated an alien spacecraft for a climate balloon could be wonderful however not price beginning an interstellar battle,” the previous congressman added.

His remarks got here shortly after Nationwide Safety Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications spokesperson John Kirby confirmed that an unidentified object was shot down off the northeastern a part of Alaska on Friday morning, after the Division of Protection (DOD) grew to become conscious of the thing on Thursday evening.

Kirby stated that whereas it is unclear what the “excessive altitude object” was, it “posed an affordable risk to the protection of civilian flight.” It was flying at roughly 40,000 ft.

“We’re calling this an object as a result of that is the very best description now we have proper now,” Kirby stated throughout a Friday press convention.

Kirby stated that following a advice from the Pentagon, President Joe Biden ordered army jets to shoot down the thing “out of an abundance of warning.” He added that the thing landed inside American territorial waters, that are presently frozen.

That is the second time in lower than every week that the US has shot down an object that entered American airspace. Final Saturday, a Chinese language spy balloon was shot down over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South Carolina after floating throughout the nation for a number of days. The Biden administration’s resolution to attend to behave on the balloon was extremely criticized by Republicans.

Former Consultant Peter Meijer is seen on August 30, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Inset, Coordinator for Strategic Communications on the Nationwide Safety Council John Kirby speaks throughout a information briefing on Friday in Washington, D.C. Meijer, a Michigan Republican, questioned whether or not or not the thing that was shot down over Alaska on Friday might have been an ufo (UFO), as Pentagon officers stay quiet over what the risk was.
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Newsweek reached out to the Pentagon for remark.

On Friday, Kirby stated the thing shot down close to Alaska was “a lot, a lot smaller” than final week’s surveillance balloon from Beijing. He described Friday’s object to “roughly the dimensions of a small automobile.” Comparably, final week’s balloon was the dimensions of three buses, based on Pentagon officers.

The Pentagon lately established a brand new workplace to increase probes into UFOs. Over the summer season, officers unveiled the All-domain Anomaly Decision Workplace (AARO), which is aimed toward investigating “unidentified aerial or anomalous phenomena might doubtlessly pose a risk to U.S. nationwide safety.”

Meijer is not the one one to forged suspicions over the UFOs in American airspace.

Consultant Tim Burchett, a Tennessee Republican, accused the federal government final month of a “large cover-up,” and referred to as on officers to “launch all the pieces” after the Workplace for the Director of Nationwide Intelligence (DNI) printed an unclassified report on UFOs.