Both Biden and Trudeau claimed to have authorized fighter jets to blow one of those objects out of the sky — and we finally have a likely candidate for what it was.
If this whole shoot-em-down routine was designed to make them look macho on the world stage, this would make for one hell of a backfire.
A hobby balloonist club from Illinois thinks they may have solved the puzzle of what exactly our fighter jets blasted from the sky.
We predict a significant surge of interest in a hobby club going by the name of Northern Illinois Bottlecap Balloon Brigade (NIBBB). They just happen to have lost contact with one of their flying objects over the last few days. That object just happens to have been hovering somewhere around 40,000 feet in the air. And that’s not all.
But the circumstantial evidence is at least intriguing. The club’s silver-coated, party-style, “pico balloon” reported its last position on Feb. 10 at 38,910 ft. off the west coast of Alaska, and a popular forecasting tool—the HYSPLIT model provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)—projected the cylindrically shaped object would be floating high over the central part of the Yukon Territory on Feb. 11. That is the same day a Lockheed Martin F-22 shot down an unidentified object of a similar description and altitude in the same general area.
There are suspicions among other prominent members of the small, pico-ballooning enthusiasts’ community, which combines ham radio and high-altitude ballooning into a single, relatively affordable hobby.
“I tried contacting our military and the FBI—and just got the runaround—to try to enlighten them on what a lot of these things probably are. And they’re going to look not too intelligent to be shooting them down,” says Ron Meadows, the founder of Scientific Balloon Solutions (SBS), a Silicon Valley company that makes purpose-built pico balloons for hobbyists, educators and scientists.The descriptions of all three unidentified objects shot down Feb. 10-12 match the shapes, altitudes and payloads of the small pico balloons, which can usually be purchased for $12-180 each, depending on the type. — Aviation Week
What we’re talking about is balloons made of foil or mylar, filled with helium, and weighing in at under six pounds. Fun little crafts that hobbyists can set aloft for anywhere between twelve and two hundred dollars.
How would it look if Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau BOTH gave the authorization to blow this six-pound balloon out of the sky with a half-million dollar sidewinder missile that they launched a state-of-the-art F22 to intercept?
How about the one in Lake Huron which took a second shot to hit it?
Are we REALLY surprised that recovery teams have come up empty after an explosion like that?
Not even Hillary’s Blackberries were attacked with that level of violence.
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