The U.S. Air Force has shot down an unidentified flying object over Lake Huron, between Michigan and Ontario, federal officials said, making it the fourth object shot down in or near the United States in recent weeks. .
Around Lake Michigan, Sunday morning saw unusual military activity and flight restrictions, followed by a no-fly zone over parts of Lake Huron due to “active air defense operations.”
Authorities later confirmed that an F-16 fighter jet fired a Sidewinder air-to-air missile that shot down an object that had an octagonal shape and was flying at an altitude of 20,000 feet (6,100 meters).
“We are all interested in what exactly this object was and its purpose,” said U.S. Congressman Elissa Slotkin. Collection work has begun to collect the debris.
A senior government official said the object appeared first Saturday afternoon on radar in northern Montana, but the fighters could not find it. Radar contact was reacquired on Sunday and it was then tracked in Wisconsin and Michigan before being shot down.
“Protecting Montana and our freedoms is my number one priority and I support the move to shoot down the object that entered Montana’s airspace last night,” said Senator Jon Tester of Montana.
Shootouts on Lake Huron keep coming Unidentified object shot down in northern CanadaThis happened a day after the object was shot down off the northern coast of Alaska. All three are unidentified.
Earlier this month, a Chinese spy balloon intruded into U.S. airspace and flew over multiple states before being shot down off the coast of South Carolina. A second balloon flew over Latin America. China denied using it for surveillance purposes.
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