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Pentagon scrambles 3 F-22 jets to intercept UFO over Hawaii

By T.K. Randall
May 2, 2023 · Comment icon 14 comments

Where are the mystery 'balloons' coming from ? Image Credit: US Air Force / Darin Russell
An object spotted over the remote Pacific state prompted the US Air Force to send out 3 fighter jets last week.
Earlier this year, there was a spate of sightings involving strange spherical balloon-like objects being sighted, not only over the United States, but also over Canada and beyond.

US fighter jets that were sent to intercept the objects reportedly shot several of them down including one described as "cylindrical and silver-ish gray" that was traveling at 40,000ft over Alaska.

While the phenomenon had died down in recent months, a few days ago a sighting of another mysterious spherical object over Hawaii reportedly prompted the US Air Force to scramble 3 F-22 fighter jets.

"U.S. Indo-Pacific Command responded to an unidentified radar signature Friday in the vicinity of the island of Hawaii," a spokesman for the Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) told The War Zone.
"Pacific Air Forces launched three F-22s to assess the situation and visually identified a spherical object. We monitored the transit of the object and assessed that it posed no threat. "

"As a part of our normal daily operations, we closely track all vessels and aircraft in the Indo-Pacific area of operations through a combination of joint capabilities to protect the U.S. homeland, support our Allies and partners and secure a free and open Indo-Pacific."

The outlet also spoke to a Department of Defense spokesman who said:

"The Department of Defense and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) detected and observed April 28th an unmanned, balloon off the coast of Hawaii, floating at approximately 36,000 feet."

"Ownership of the balloon is unknown, but there is no indication that it was maneuvering or being controlled by a foreign or adversarial actor."

Source: The War Zone | Comments (14)

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Comment icon #5 Posted by Desertrat56 12 months ago
Is it going to fly the whole lenghth of the U.S. or just fly around the area it takes off from.   People take balloon rides all the time.  The "balloons" that are getting shot down are not the same type of balloon, they are weather balloons or high altitude balloons with spy equipment on them, which is why they are getting shot down.   I hope your sister enjoys her flight in the balloon.   If you ever want to see a lot of passenger balloons come to Albuquerque the first weekend of October when we have our balloon fiesta.
Comment icon #6 Posted by esoteric_toad 12 months ago
Title: Pentagon scrambles 3 F-22 jets to intercept UFO over Hawaii Then reveals balloon...not much of an unidentified object really.   edited to fix spelling.....balloon is one of those words that looks wrong even when it is spelled correctly. At least to me....I'll shut up now.
Comment icon #7 Posted by qxcontinuum 12 months ago
They're Chinese.  Here's a cylindrical "ufo" just spotted in a Chinese base  
Comment icon #8 Posted by iAlrakis 12 months ago
Well, yes :-). but what i meant is that they shot down at least one thing that was cylindrical and we heard nothing about this fabulous alien vehicle with exciting tech on the news.  If they actually managed to shoot down something so advanced they would want the world to know about it to flatter their egos. 
Comment icon #9 Posted by Desertrat56 12 months ago
Because it was not alien from outer space, maybe foreign spy equipment, and the shape doesn't mean it wasn't a high altitude balloon.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Tatetopa 12 months ago
Would they? 
Comment icon #11 Posted by Nicolette 12 months ago
The cylinder one was presumably a pico hobby balloon that went missing after being shot down. Its the two that weren't even described and supposedly not recovered that i want to know about. Why no pictures like with the chinese balloon? They most definitely wouldn't use this to flatter thier egos, as evidenced by roswell and the NSA's investigation of the CIA's stonewalling of it.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Trelane 11 months ago
Why do you assume that a cylindrical item is extraterrestrial in nature? Whether it was self-propelled or suspended from an apparatus, it's very likely a man-made object.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Trelane 11 months ago
Classifying items that highly sensitive in regard to national security isn't stonewalling.
Comment icon #14 Posted by brokenbutcher 11 months ago a kid on a skateboard trying to catch a Ferrari..

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