One Illinois man claims he knows what the government shot down off the coast of Alaska

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The United States has been inundated with a lot of strange events in the past few weeks.

There was a national security incident over a Chinese spy balloon followed by several other unidentified flying objects that government officials are silent about.

But one Illinois man claims he knows what the government shot down off the coast of Alaska.

It’s still unclear what the objects were

Americans were stunned when the government announced the discovery of several unidentified flying objects in the past few weeks, three of which were shot down by military aircraft.

The Biden administration has still not given an official explanation on what the objects were or where they originated.

“We don’t yet know exactly what these three objects were,” Biden said. 

The only thing Americans know is that the military disposed of each object with at least one missile. 

The Air Force disclosed that they downed the objects with Sidewinder missiles, which cost the government and taxpayers approximately $400,000 per missile.

But members of this hobbyist club in Illinois believe they know what one of the objects were.

Hobbyists says they may have been $12 balloons

According to a report by Aviation Week, a group known as the Northern Illinois Bottlecap Balloon Brigade (NIBBB) may have lost a small Pico Balloon, which are smaller than traditional weather balloons and can be purchased for as low as $12.

The group says that their silver-coated, cylindrically shaped balloon sent its last signals off the west coast of Alaska the day before the United States military shot down an object of similar description over Canadian airspace.

According to the group, if their balloon continued on its projected path, it would have been over the Yukon territory where the unidentified object was shot down the following day.

Their balloon stopped sending signals when it was at approximately 39,000 feet, which prompted the NIBBB to report the balloon was “missing in action.”

The group reports that the balloon had already gone around the world six times over a duration of 123 days before it stopped transmitting. 

Balloon expert reached out to government to “enlighten them”

Other groups thought that the claim was worth investigating. Ron Meadows, the founder of Scientific Balloon Solutions (SBS), says his company specializes in making the Pico Balloons and that the reported descriptions of the unidentified objects lined up with them.

That led Meadows to contact authorities and offer his expertise. 

“I tried to contact our military and the FBI…to try to enlighten them on what a lot of these things probably are,” he said, adding that “they’re going to look not too intelligent to be shooting them down.”

Aviation Week reported that they requested comments from multiple government agencies. 

They contacted the FBI, NORAD, and the National Security Council, but none of the agencies returned any helpful comments. NORAD simply said they “have no updates” on the objects that were shot down.

While it’s still unclear what they were, it’s not surprising that the government decided to shoot down any unidentifiable objects after the Chinese spy balloon fiasco.

But it is difficult to understand why they would use $400,000 missiles to shoot them down.

Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.