US military downed 3 UFOs in North America in 4 days

in what name x file Running in the sky? Since last week, the US government has shot down three unidentified flying objects – otherwise known as UFOs. It was on February 4 that the government shot down what people called a Chinese spy balloon. So are we now looking at an epidemic of Chinese spy balloons?

No – it’s even weirder. Even US officials can’t say exactly what these objects are.

The first UFO was shot down last Thursday as it hovered about 40,000 feet above Alaska.

National Security Council Coordinator John Kirby said This is Friday The “high-altitude object” was unmanned, had no significant surveillance equipment and was “much smaller” than the Chinese balloon – “roughly the size of a small car, … as opposed to the size of two or three buses.” But it is poses a reasonable threat to the safety of civil flights” Kirby explained, so “President Biden ordered the military to take the object down. And they did.”

At a press conference shortly afterward, Air Force Brigadier General Patrick Ryder said the object “wasn’t an airplane” and there was no indication it had been piloted. “We do not have further details about the object at this time, including any description of its capabilities, purpose or origin.”

Then, on Saturday, the United States shot down an object over Canadian airspace.

“I have ordered the removal of an unidentified object that violated Canadian airspace,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. announcement on Saturday. “Canadian and US aircraft were scrambled, and a US F-22 successfully fired on the object,” which was seen over the Yukon. “Canadian forces will now recover and analyze the wreckage of the object,” he said has been added.

Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand told a news conference that, like the Alaskan UFO, it was flying at about 40,000 feet. It was also unmanned.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) temporarily closed airspace over Montana on Saturday. “NORAD detected a radar anomaly and sent fighter jets to investigate,” the agency said announcement. “The aircraft’s radar did not detect any objects associated with the impact. NORAD will continue to monitor the situation.”

Sunday, tentatively NORAD Close the runway over Lake Michigan “to ensure aviation security in the area during NORAD operations.”

Later reports suggested that the closure of Great Lakes airspace also involved the shooting down of an unidentified object.

“I’ve been in touch [the Defense Department] Today regarding operations throughout the Great Lakes region,” Tweeted U.S. Representative Jack Bergman on Sunday afternoon. “The US military has ruled out another ‘object’ over Lake Huron.”

“The Pentagon said the unidentified object shot down by an F-16 fighter jet over Lake Huron on Sunday at 2:42 pm EST (1942 GMT) appears to have traveled close to US military sites and is not only a threat to civilian aviation, but rather as a potential tool for surveillance,” Report Phil Stewart of Reuters.

The Pentagon too said It may connect the object over Lake Huron “On radar signals picked up over Montana, which flew in the vicinity of sensitive DOD sites.”

Air Force General Glenn VanHarkHead of NORAD, said The objects that were in the sky on Sunday night were not clear.

As to whether aliens can be excluded, Vanhark He is still not denying anything.

Before we all start panicking, consider this tidbit The The Washington Post:

Last week’s intrusion changed how analysts receive and interpret data from radar and sensors, a US official said Saturday, partially addressing a key question about why so many objects have been revealed recently.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter, said sensitive equipment absorbs large amounts of raw data and filters are used so that humans and machines can understand what is collected. But this process always runs the risk of leaving out something important, the official said.

“We basically opened up the filters,” the official added, much like car buyers uncheck boxes on a website to broaden the parameters of what can be searched. That change still doesn’t fully answer what’s going on, the official cautioned, and it remains to be seen if more data is being pulled to find more hits — or if these recent attacks are part of a more deliberate move by an unknown country or adversary.

So it’s possible that we’re not suddenly experiencing more unidentified objects in US skies; We’re just paying more attention to them. Whether that’s more or less convincing, I’m not sure…

This month’s rash of UFO sightings coincides with a steep increase in UFO reports since 2021, notes CNN’s Peter Bergen.

According to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” report (released last month), Navy and Air Force personnel reported 247 UFO sightings from March 2021 to August 2022 — compared to just 144 sightings for the entire 17-year stretch between 2004 and 2021.

“The report suggests that this increase may be due to less ‘stigma’ attached to reporting UFO sightings, now that the Pentagon is actively pressuring service personnel to report any ‘anomalies’ seen in the skies,” Bergen wrote. “Indeed, in July, the Pentagon established a new entity, the All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office, to investigate credible sightings of UFOs by the US military and intelligence community.”

A good number of reported UFOs were balloons or “balloon-like entities”, while 26 were drones. But there were also 171 objects that could not be easily explained and “exhibited unusual flight characteristics or performance.”

free mind

Lawmakers continue to try to destroy the things that make the Internet great:

free market

Amsterdam is becoming less tourist/vice-friendly. “Smoking marijuana on the streets of Amsterdam’s red light district will soon be illegal,” reports guardian. And city council members are considering a rule to prevent cannabis cafe customers from smoking on the terrace as well.

These are some of the measures that Dutch cities and popular travel destinations are implementing or considering to make the city less of a tourist hot spot—and less profitable for bars, restaurants, shops, sex workers, cannabis cafes and other businesses:

Sex workers must also close shop at 3am instead of 6am, while bars, cafes and restaurants must close at 2am instead of 3am on weekdays and 4am on Fridays and Saturdays, with no new customers allowed in after 1am.

Inner city shops, already banned from selling alcohol after 4pm Thursday to Sunday, will have to remove bottles and cans from their windows or hide them behind curtains and a ban on drinking in public will be strictly enforced.

Quick hit

• What Super Bowl ads tell us about the US economy

• State Republican lawmakers clash with prosecutors over enforcement of abortion laws. “Republicans in Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Texas—frustrated by progressive district attorneys who have publicly vowed not to bring charges under their states’ abortion laws—have introduced bills that would allow state officials to either bypass local prosecutors or fire them. Office If their abortion-related application is deemed too flexible,” reports Politico.

• A new bill in California (AB 374) would allow “state-licensed marijuana dealers to sell non-intoxicating food and beverages to their adult customers,” as well as host live concerts, Belen Linekin reports. “Passage of the bill will meet a growing need — and could result in a welcome proliferation of authentic cannabis cafes and similar businesses.”

• The school board of Madison County, Virginia recently banned it The Handmaid’s Tale From the high school library shelves.

• “South Dakota’s HB 1080 would ban gender-affirming medical care for minors” and “has now passed both chambers of the Legislature, missing just four votes in the Senate,” writes Chris Geidner.

Operation Choke Point 2.0?

• “Don’t force childcare workers to get college degrees,” argues Timothy B. Lee (whose home city, Washington, DC, is doing just that).

• is Magic Mike’s Last Dance What about the downsides of zoning regulations?