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the downed objects posed no threat to people on the ground

The White House said Monday there were no signs of extraterrestrials or extraterrestrial activity with respect to the characteristics of 3 unidentified flying objects in US and Canadian airspace shot down by the US Air Force in the last 3 days.

“I know there have been questions and concerns about this, but there are, again, no signs of extraterrestrials or extraterrestrial activity in these cases,” the secretary said. White House press, Karine Jean-Pierre, during a press briefing on Monday, when she even joked that she also likes films about extraterrestrials.

Air Force Gen. Glen Van Herk, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command, answered a question from reporters Sunday night during a Pentagon briefing on what a octagonal object over Lake Huron on the Canada-US border that was shot down by a US F-16 fighter, and is there a connection between this object and extraterrestrials. General Van Herk said he was not ruling out any options and that American intelligence expertise should be awaited. This statement has sparked a lot of commentary and speculation about it.

It was the third unidentified object shot down in the last 3 days.

The alien questions came as the Pentagon took new steps in recent years to release statistics when the US military reported sightings of unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, officially renamed “unidentified aerial phenomena.” or PAN.

The US government’s efforts to investigate anomalous and unidentified objects – whether in space, in the sky, or even underwater – have resulted in hundreds of documented reports that are currently under investigation. investigation. This has been repeated many times in recent years by senior US military officials.

National Security Council strategic communications coordinator John Kirby said Monday that objects over Lake Huron and Alaska were shot down on Saturday to keep civil aviation safe.

According to him, the United States has coordinated its actions with the Government of Canada.

Kirby said President Joe Biden has asked the intelligence community to look into the phenomenon of unidentified aerial objects. Biden held the first-ever daily briefing on the phenomenon in June 2021, when the president was told it was not just a problem for the United States, but for the whole world and that other countries were also looking into it. about this question.

“We think we’re seeing more (of such objects) because we’re looking for more of them now,” Kirby said.

According to him, the army changed the radar filters to improve the ability to detect such objects at high altitudes.

Kirby said the origin of the objects could only be determined after the military recovered the wreckage, but that a number of organizations, including research and scientific organizations, were mining objects at these heights for scientific purposes. Since it was impossible to rule out the possibility of a spy mission, the President, on the recommendation of the Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Commander of the Northern Command, issued the order to shoot them down.

“The president has personally spoken to Prime Minister Trudeau,” he said. “We do not believe that these (recently shot down) objects posed a direct threat to those on the ground.”

According to Kirby, these objects are different from Chinese balloons, one of which was shot down last week. According to the US assessment, Chinese balloons provide limited additional capabilities compared to other reconnaissance assets used by China over the United States.

“China has a program to use high-altitude balloons to collect intelligence information,” he said during a White House briefing. – We know that these observation balloons have flown over dozens of countries on several continents around the world, including (the territories of) some of our closest allies and partners. According to our estimates, these balloons offer limited additional capabilities at this time compared to other reconnaissance platforms used over the United States.

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