According to the Pentagon, there are currently no plans to release videos of American fighter aircraft striking down unidentified flying objects (UFOs) flying over North America last month.
A Department of Defense (DoD) spokesperson informed Fox News that footage of the “high altitude objects along with the takedown of those objects exists.” However, a DoD representative told the Daily Mail that the images of the flying objects “remain classified, and I haven’t been given any information regarding the possible timeline of a change in classification.”
At least three enigmatic UFOs were reportedly shot down by missiles over Alaska, a remote area of Canada, and Lake Huron early last month after American aircraft shot down a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon off the coastline of South Carolina after a flyover of the country.
Although it’s unclear exactly what these three objects were, but, there is speculation that possibly one of them was a balloon from an Illinois hobby group. Officials from the United States and Canada claimed that the UFOs were shot out of the sky due to worries that they might have been spying on civilian planes and endangering them.
The Drive revealed cockpit audio from the F-16 fighter jet pilot that was sent to intercept the UFO over Lake Huron, even though images of the objects may not be made public. The pilots reported seeing a small object with strings connected, probably a balloon, in their communications.
One missile launched by an American fighter jet missed the UFO over Lake Huron and landed “harmlessly” in the water, according to Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The flying object was brought down by a second F-16 weapon.
Officials from the United States and Canada searched for UFO debris, but these expeditions were ultimately abandoned because of difficulties like winter weather and difficult terrain, increasing the possibility that the UFOs would never be discovered and identified.
President Joe Biden stated in a public speech on February 16 that intelligence officials believed the three objects were most likely balloons “connected to private businesses, recreation, or research institutions studying weather or conducting some other scientific research,” rather than foreign surveillance balloons.
In stark contrast to what transpired with the three UFOs, the American military successfully recovered the Chinese balloon from the Atlantic Ocean, and they even made public a selfie taken by the pilot of a U-2 spy aircraft that was tracking the vessel prior to its destruction.