Follow the Twilight Zone theme.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the object shot down by US jets over Lake Huron on Sunday afternoon was “octagon-shaped”. Tail. Jack Bergman (R-MI) said in an interview with Fox News a few minutes ago that the object shot down by the F-16 was an “octagonal structure” over Lake Huron at about 20,000 feet.
Octagon via Wikipedia.
“An F-16 fighter jet shot down the object, according to a congressional aide, who said the object was octagonal in shape and was at an altitude of 20,000 feet, posing a hazard to commercial aircraft.”
TRENDY: BREAKING: Congressman reports facility over Lake Huron “off” (update: multiple sources confirm shootdown)
“The object was octagonal in shape and was at an altitude of 20,000 feet” — WSJhttps://t.co/2B8KaPg7g2
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) February 12, 2023
Reuters reported on Saturday that the object shot down over Canada’s Yukon Territory was “cylindrical” (excerpt):
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau first announced Saturday’s crash over the northern Yukon Territory, saying Canadian forces would retrieve and analyze the wreckage.
Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand declined to speculate on the origin of the object, which she said was cylindrical in shape.
She didn’t call it a balloon, but said it was smaller than the Chinese balloon shot down off the coast of South Carolina a week ago, although it looks similar.
At an altitude of 40,000 feet (12,200 m), it posed a risk to civilian air traffic and was shot down at 3:41 a.m. EST (2041 GMT), she added.
The TGP reported that the pilots who shot down the object over Alaska on Friday said it was “jamming the sensors” and that they did not see any recognizable propulsion.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) said the Michigan National Guard is “ready,” “Our national safety and security is always a top priority. I’ve been in contact with the federal government and our partners monitoring the facility near our airspace. Dear I can report that it was removed quickly, safely and securely. @MINationalGuard is ready.”
Our national safety and security always comes first. I have been in contact with the federal government and our partners who have been monitoring the facility near our airspace. I’m happy to report that it was removed quickly, safely and securely. The @MINationalGuard stands ready.
— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) February 12, 2023