True Nature Of Downed UFO Revealed, Conflicts With Previous Statements

A memo the Pentagon sent to Congress about the UFO described it was a "balloon," which contradicts earlier official statements that the object was not a balloon.

By Jonathan Klotz | Updated

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News from the United States government around the UFO shot down in Canadian airspace Sunday has been slow to come out, and as of now, is contradicting previous statements. CNN obtained a memo from the Pentagon sent to members of Congress which claims that the object was a “small, metallic balloon with a tethered payload below it.” This is the opposite of an earlier statement we reported on here at Giant Freakin Robot.

In our initial report from earlier today, Aerospace Defense Commander General Glen VanHereck was quoted as saying “I’m not going to categorize them as balloons.” The statement was made in a briefing reported on by NBC, in which the General continued “We’re calling them objects for a reason. I’m not able to categorize how they stay aloft.” The UFOs as described by the fighter pilots tasked with shooting them down also don’t appear to match the description of balloons.

Credit for the audio of the Lake Huron takedown to Mike from southwestern Wisconsin, a concerned American citizen able to catch the radio transmissions. The UFO, described by the pilot bearing down on it, was “some sort of dark object with strings hanging down below it, don’t seem to be attached to anything.” The pilot made first contact with the object at 11:04 in the above video, and can be heard making multiple passes to determine the nature of the flying craft.

During those passes, recorded via onboard cameras, if the UFO was a balloon similar to the one shot down last week, wouldn’t the highly trained U.S. military be able to figure that out? Most likely yes, and the pilot was the only one with actual eyes on the object, lending credence to the theory that it wasn’t a balloon. “Dangling strings” could have been holding a device, but any mention of that was left out of the actual military action.

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A rendering of a UFO

Notably, General VanHereck originally refused to rule out that the UFO was extraterrestrial in origin. The craft has yet to be recovered following reports that it landed in Lake Huron, making it difficult to decide which account is correct: that it was a balloon or a strange object floating through unknown means?

A spokesperson for the National Security Council stated “These objects did not closely resemble and were much smaller than the PRC balloon and we will not definitively characterize them until we can recover the debris, which we are working on.” A recovery mission for the UFO debris is currently underway with the US Coast Guard assisting their Canadian counterparts. At the same time, the Pentagon cautioned against putting stock in the pilot’s descriptions to the nature of how the objects were being viewed.

“A small, metallic balloon with a tethered payload” is not much of a description, and no matter what the Pentagon says about the pilot’s account, audio from the fighter jet involved paints a very different picture. Citizens that track UFOs are used to this type of conflict with official statements and unfortunately, we may never know the truth.