UFOs & Chinese Balloons
So the Director of National Intelligence finally delivered the long overdue unclassified version of its latest report to congress on UFO/UAP. What did we learn? Absolutely nothing new. The report claimed that balloons, flying trash and various forms of airborne clutter account for a good chunk of recent sightings. Yeah, so what. What about the other stuff? You know, the Tic Tac UFO type stuff? Nothing on that.
In the meantime, the mainstream news went breathless about a Chinese surveillance balloon that maneuvered itself over the US until the Air Force took it out over the Atlantic Ocean. Then there were two more “objects,” both blasted out of the sky by the Pentagon. At least one object was apparently not a balloon. Details were few, but the object was described as “gray” and “cylindrical,” which prompted questions from the press about whether the object was a UFO/UAP.
“… there is no, again, no indication of aliens or extraterrestrial activity with these recent takedowns,” said Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre from the podium in the White House briefing room. A reporter shot back a question that was perhaps treated rhetorically. “Would you tell us if there were?” The White House press corp got a good laugh out of that. Jean-Pierre said something about liking the movie ET and wanting to “leave it at that,” essentially dodging the question.
The real meaning of the exchange in the White House briefing room was in the subtext. The ease with which the Chinese balloon UFO and other common objects were dispatched by the Air Force was in stark contrast to encounters with real UFOs. Only balloons can be shot down, providing the authorities with a neat and tidy ending to the story. With real UFOs like the Tic Tac that zip away and are gone in an instant there is no ending to the story- only lingering, unanswerable questions, which is one reason why they don’t hold press conferences at the White House afterwards.
It’s a shame those in the White House press pool didn’t think to ask: If the Chinese have trans-medium craft capable of hypersonic speed that can hover over our nuclear missile silos like they have, then zip off like the Tic Tac UFO when our fighters attempt to intercept, why on Earth would they float mere balloons over the U.S.?
National Security Council PIO John Kirby took the podium after Jean-Pierre and said, “… I don’t think the American people need to worry about aliens with respect to these craft. Period.”
I agree John. Your fighters never would’ve gotten near them, much less blasted them out the sky, if they were alien craft.
The Chinese surveillance balloon episode makes it abundantly clear that real Tic Tac type UFOs can’t be Chinese… or Russian…