Yet Another Flying Object Shot Down Near U.S.-Canada Border On Sunday

Yet Another Flying Object Shot Down Near U.S.-Canada Border On Sunday

Airspace at the U.S.-Canada border near Michigan was closed by the FAA on Sunday afternoon and another “flying object” was shot down, according to a Congressman from Michigan. The incident marks the third time a strange floating object has been taken down in U.S. and Canadian airspace in the past week and a half. And it’s the fourth strange object detected, if you count the “radar anomaly” reported in Montana last night.

“I’ve been in contact with DOD regarding operations across the Great Lakes region today. The US military has decommissioned another ‘object’ over Lake Huron,” Rep. Jack Bergman tweeted shortly before 3:30 PM ET on Sunday.

“I appreciate the decisive action by our fighter pilots. The American people deserve far more answers than we have,” Rep. Bergman, who serves as Chairman of the House Armed Services Intelligence and Special Operations Subcommittee, continued.

There are no reports of “collateral damage” on the ground, according to NBC News reporter Monica Alba. Flight restrictions have been lifted, according to MSNBC.

The news of this latest mission comes after several different aircraft and “objects” were spotted over the U.S. and Canada recently. A Chinese-operated spy balloon was first shot down on Feb. 4 off the coast of South Carolina, after it traveled across most of the U.S., and an object was shot down over the northernmost part of Alaska on Feb. 10. Just yesterday, NORAD also shot down an unidentified object over northern Canada, at the direction of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. And then an “anomaly” was reported on Saturday night over Montana, though it couldn’t be immediately determined what was seen on radar.


The “anomaly” reported on Saturday night was likely a flying aircraft, according to a new tweet from Rep. Matt Rosendale, a politician from Montana.

“I am in constant communication with NORCOM and they have just advised me that they have confidence there IS an object and it WAS NOT an anomaly. I am waiting now to receive visual confirmation. Our nation’s security is my priority,” Rosendale tweeted Sunday afternoon.

China insisted the first aircraft that started this new national obsession with floating balloons was actually just for monitoring weather, a claim the Pentagon has denied. The balloon was used for collecting signals intelligence, according to several reports that have since surfaced, but it’s not clear that all three objects that have been shot down in the U.S. and Canada in recent days have had similar capabilities.

President Joe Biden received criticism in the week that it took the Chinese spy balloon to cross the U.S., leading to many Republicans insisting that President Donald Trump never would’ve let something like that happen. But, as it turns out, Trump did let it happen, the public simply wasn’t aware of the times spy balloons were monitoring U.S. military sites in California and Virginia.

Making things even more complicated, the Chinese have reportedly spotted their own unidentified flying object near the port city of Rizhao in Shandong Province. The city is roughly halfway in between Beijing and Shanghai and the latest reports indicate the Chinese government planned to shoot it down.

This story is developing and will be updated with more information.


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