(RightIsRight.co) – The top US commander overseeing North American airspace stated he wouldn’t rule out the involvement of “aliens” in the three unidentified flying objects the Air Force shot down over the weekend.
On February 4, the US downed a Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina. Then, on Friday, a much smaller flying object was shot down off Alaska’s coast. The downing of another UFO followed that over Canada’s Yukon territory on Saturday. Finally, on Sunday, a US Air Force F-16 brought down an octagonal object over Lake Huron.
The nature and origins of the second, third, and fourth objects were not immediately clear.
Speaking before reporters on Sunday, US Air Force Gen. Glen VanHerck didn’t say he would rule out an extraterrestrial origin of some of the UFOs.
“I’ll let the intel community and the counterintelligence community figure that out,” he stated.
“I haven’t ruled out anything,” added VanHerck, who commands the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the Northern Command (NORTHCOM).
After the shooting of what was confirmed to be a Chinese spy balloon, the general admitted omissions in detecting such surveillance airships.
“At this point, we continue to assess every threat or potential threat, unknown, that approaches North America with an attempt to identify it,” the NORAD chief stated, as cited by The New York Post.
After the octagonal object was shot down on the US-Canadian border over Lake Huron, he gave a Pentagon briefing.
The object, which had strings hanging off but no payload, was yet to be retrieved by the US military.
VanHerck said it was immediately unable to determine how any of the three latest objects were kept aloft or where they originated. He added that they moved slowly and were “very, very small.”
“We’re calling them objects, not balloons, for a reason,” the Air Force general said.
The report quoted a US defense official who spoke on condition of anonymity as saying that the military had no evidence suggesting any of the UFOs in question had an extraterrestrial origin.
In recent years, the US Department of Defense has increased its efforts to investigate military sightings of UFOs, which official government documents now call “unidentified aerial phenomena,” or UAPs.
Senior military leaders have revealed hundreds of documented reports of strange, unidentified objects in space, the skies, or underwater. However, according to the Pentagon, no evidence has been found linking those to intelligent alien life.
The military UFO sightings are analyzed by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the All Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), a newly created bureau at the Defense Department.
Their first report to Congress in June 2021 noted 144 sightings by US military aircraft going back to 2004. One was explained with a large balloon, but the others remained without explanation.
Last month, an ODNI report mentioned 366 additional sightings. Of those, 171 remained unexplained, while the rest were attributed to balloons, drones, birds, or airborne clutter.
“Some of these uncharacterized UAP appear to have demonstrated unusual flight characteristics or performance capabilities and require further analysis,” the report said.