After days of hysteria and speculation over the “unidentified objects” that were recently shot down by the U.S. military, White House officials are now stating that the debris from the UFOs may never be found.
A few days after the Chinese spy balloon was recently down by the U.S. Air Force over the Atlantic, three more “unidentified objects” were shot down over North America.
One UFO was shot down over Alaska on Friday, another over Canada on Saturday, and a third over Lake Huron on Sunday.
However, the Pentagon confirmed that the last three UFOs were not balloons and refused to rule out aliens, causing speculation over what the objects were to run wild.
The U.S. and Canada announced there would be retrieval operations so investigators could better understand, and hopefully identify, these objects.
Officials have warned that wild terrain and winter weather might delay the recovery process.
“I think it’s important to remind: the objects in Alaska and Canada are in pretty remote terrain — ice, wilderness, all of that — making it difficult to find them in winter weather,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Monday.
“And the object over Lake Huron now lies in what is probably very deep water.”
By Tuesday, however, officials in Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration were outright casting doubt on whether these salvage missions will be able to find anything at all.
“If it can’t be recovered, it’s going to be extremely difficult to say with great certainty what these things were,” a senior Biden admin official reportedly told CNN on Tuesday morning.
A Canadian official provided a similarly cautious message.
“We are working very hard to locate them, but there’s no guarantee that we will,” said Sean McGillis, a spokesperson for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
“The terrain in the Yukon is rather treacherous right now so it could pose some significant challenges to us in terms of our recovery efforts,” McGillis added.
“The same could be said about what’s taking place in Lake Huron, the marine conditions are also not conducive at the moment.”
These UFOs flew at such an altitude that they endangered civilian aircraft and were possibly conducting surveillance, officials have said.
The Pentagon says these flying objects differed from the one shot down off the coast of South Carolina on February 4.
While the U.S. assesses that object was a Chinese spy balloon, China claims it was a civilian research craft that was blown off course.
Jean-Pierre told reporters on Monday there was “no indication of aliens or extraterrestrial activity” with the recent takedowns.
White House national security spokesman John Kirby announced that President Biden ordered U.S. officials to create an interagency team to investigate “unidentified aerial phenomena.”
On Tuesday, Kirby said a “leading explanation” offered by the U.S. intelligence community is that the three UFOs “were simply tied to commercial or research entities and therefore benign,” according to The New York Times.
U.S. senators received a classified briefing about the UFOs on Tuesday.
Upon walking out of the room, Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) reiterated how recovery operations are underway.
“They’re not at a stage where they’re going to categorically identify them. You know, there are balloons, blimps, a number of other things,” he told reporters.
“It’s not from outer space.”
Meanwhile, many are casting doubt on the entire story.
As Slay News reported earlier, exiled NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has accused the Biden admin of orchestrating “engineered panic” by using recent reports of UFOs as a distraction.
According to Snowden, the hysteria surrounding the UFOs was “engineered” as a distraction from the recent bombshell report from renowned investigative journalist Seymour Hersh on the destruction of Nord Stream pipelines last fall.
According to Hersh’s bombshell report, the Biden admin orders the U.S. Navy to destroy the pipelines with underwater explosives.
Amid the backlash over the report, many have argued that the move, if true, would be an “act of war.”
Shortly after the pipeline story broke, U.S. fighter jets destroyed four unidentified flying objects.
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