Schumer Says U.S. Official Believe UFOs Were Balloons – Watch
A whole lot is being spread over the internet about the recent shooting down of UFOs spotted over the United States and Canada over the past couple of days. But one of the Senate’s top Democratic leaders said Sunday morning that U.S. officials now believe that the unidentified flying objects were balloons.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) told ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos that he talked about the situation with National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on Saturday night.
“They believe they were, yes,” Schumer told the anchor of “This Week” when asked to confirm whether the objects shot down over Alaska and Canada were balloons.
“I think the Chinese were humiliated. I think the Chinese were caught lying, and it’s a real step back for them…they look really bad,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said to Stephanopoulos about the Chinese balloon surveillance program.
The senator said that these objects were “much smaller” than the balloon shot down off the coast of South Carolina last weekend. They were also flying at a lower altitude of about 40,000 feet which was a danger to commercial aircraft.
Schumer indicated that U.S. military and intelligence officials are focused on gathering and accumulating information. A “comprehensive analysis” will follow, the senator said.
North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) detected what it called a “radar anomaly,” leading to a temporary flight restriction over the central part of the state of Montana. But a fighter aircraft that was sent to investigate “did not identify any object to correlate” the radar hits and the restriction was lifted.
A state-run newspaper in China said that their authorities witnessed a UFO off the coast of a port city.
This could be China’s way of deflecting the focus away from their spy balloon endeavors. The world is waiting for what is found in the most recent investigations.
“I think the Chinese were humiliated. I think the Chinese were caught lying, and it’s a real step back for them…they look really bad,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer tells @GStephanopoulos about the Chinese balloon surveillance program. https://t.co/eS3P8M0epS pic.twitter.com/GrR27nUY3d
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