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UFO Shot Down With $400k Missile By US Air Force May Just Have Been $12 Hobby Balloon

After a Chinese spy balloon was sighted, the US Air Force resorted to using missiles to intercept balloons within their airspace.

Every time a missile is launched to take down these balloons, the cost incurred is $400,000, making them an expensive weapon.

Considering the high cost of each missile at $400,000, it's imperative that they are accurately targeted at the intended objective. Firing these expensive weapons underscores the importance of hitting the right target.

On February 4th, an alleged Chinese spy balloon was taken down over the Atlantic Ocean. Subsequently, multiple unidentified flying objects have been identified and eliminated, one of which was hovering in Canadian airspace.

Nonetheless, there is a possibility that a few of the destroyed balloons were merely regular ones and not deployed by the Chinese government to spy on the United States.

This week, John Kirby, a spokesperson for the National Security Council, acknowledged that they have not observed any evidence or conclusive leads that directly link the three additional downed flying objects to China.

As a matter of fact, one of the downed objects could possibly be a common hobby balloon, which can be purchased inexpensively for as little as $12. This is in light of a report by the Northern Illinois Bottlecap Balloon Brigade (NIBBB), stating that one of their balloons had gone missing.

While no formal allegations have been made, the NIBBB's silver-coated "pico balloon" had last reported its location near the Alaskan coast on February 10th, and would have presumably been hovering over the Yukon Territory the following day.

As it happens, the following day, a US Air Force fighter jet (specifically, an F-22) destroyed an unidentified flying object in the vicinity of that area. It is plausible to speculate that the US Air Force may have accidentally obliterated the hobbyist's balloon.

The balloon had been airborne for 123 days and had completed a total of six orbits around the Earth before all communication with it was lost.

It's plausible that the downed flying object in Canadian airspace could have been the aforementioned balloon. Consequently, it may be appropriate to offer a new balloon to the hobby club along with a discreet apology note.

Authorities are convinced that the initial flying object that was destroyed a few weeks ago was a "surveillance balloon" designed for high-altitude monitoring.

The balloon was detected hovering above several sensitive US military installations and was subsequently targeted with a Sidewinder missile, an expensive weapon that costs $400,000, and was destroyed over the Atlantic.

Interestingly, the US Air Force has not completely dismissed the likelihood of certain flying objects originating from extraterrestrial sources. Therefore, in the event that these alleged alien objects are actually theirs, and they become incensed about the US destroying their property and deciding to invade the Earth, it would be wise for our potential new rulers to make clear who is responsible for the actions that provoked their wrath.

China refutes the notion that the initial balloon was a spying apparatus, maintaining that it was actually a weather balloon that was inadvertently displaced from its intended trajectory.