Pentagon Leaks Show Four Additional Chinese Spy Balloons, Proving Need for UFO Investigations

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The Department of Defense has really been fouling things up lately. Between the racially-charged Diversity Chief, scathing post-Afghanistan withdrawal Inspector General reports, woke training Congressional hearings, and baby-faced Top Secret technicians leaking sensitive documents about the failing war against Russia, it’s been a banger of a year. 

It’s hard for me to choose which epic failure is my favorite, but realizing that our DOD has missed Chinese spy balloons traversing our country is top of the list. This past February was quite the month for UFO believers and skeptics. The United States government started shooting down anything it couldn’t identify after allowing a spy balloon to float across our military bases.

At one point, I looked at my husband and said, “I didn’t have alien annihilation on my bingo card for 2023.” But as we learned, the alien Grays weren’t here to destroy us; it was just China doing its usual spy balloon game.

Not So Crazy

Notably, the spy balloon from this past February was given the code name Killeen- 23, which we learned thanks to the leaked documents courtesy of Airman Teixeira (allegedly).

The balloon was spotted by a civilian who recorded and took pictures, allowing it to capture the minds of the country. I imagine the everyday Americans who saw Killeen-23 might’ve initially thought they were witnessing a UFO.

As the strange story of the balloon unfolded, we learned that these balloons had come undetected into our airspace before in what the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) dubbed “domain awareness gaps.” Bit of an understatement, I’d say; how is it that what is widely believed as one of the most powerful and advanced defense machines missed spy balloons?

Former Ministry of Defense official and UFO investigator Nick Pope told The Sun recently that he believes:

“To some extent, prejudices about UFOs have played their part in this.”

Mr. Pope goes on to explain:

“That’s because previous spy balloons flying over the U.S. may well have been reported as UFOs and, thus, ignored by the authorities.”

Wait a second there, Nick, are you claiming that overpaid bureaucrats and military officials might lack the imagination and vision to investigate the idea that UFOs might be worth looking into, if only to explain their existence? Surely you jest.

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More Questions Than Answers

Nick Pope is definitely onto something. He knows what he speaks about as a respected expert in government investigations, or lack thereof, into the UFO phenomenon.

Former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Tim Gallaudet, adds to this theory that the U.S. government is behind the curve in this realm, stating:

“What is our capability to observe what’s in our airspace? There’s holes in it. We should understand what we can and cannot observe and understand what we need to do to be able to fill those gaps. The balloon surprising us – it was a big wake up call.”

For the most part, Congress and the American people are still stuck with more questions than answers regarding the spy balloon shot down in February. Until recently, I had pondered how many of these foreign surveillance balloons we had previously identified but not disclosed to the public.

Again, thanks to Airman Teixeira (allegedly), we now know that at least four others were detected and even named by our government. One flew over a U.S. carrier strike group, another went around the world, and still two others were identified. 

Weirder still, the government seemed to have created a naming convention for these balloons, giving them monikers with a hat tip to famous criminals such as James “Whitey” Bulger. 

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What Do They Want?

I suppose there is some consolation that not all 171 “uncharacterized and unattributed UAP reports” are little green men plotting their eventual enslavement of humanity. So what is it that these spy balloons are after?

Mr. Pope explains:

“While the U.S. authorities previously said it wasn’t clear if they were trying to intercept military or civilian communication, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what the Chinese were after.”

Again, he’s right. The balloon flew over high-profile targets such as Malmstrom Air Force Base. While I never had the pleasure, the base is known as not only a favorite of servicemembers who enjoy the great outdoors with a little side of nuclear weapons facility. 

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I doubt the Chinese were traversing over Montana to get a glimpse at spoilers for Yellowstone. This begs the question if we know what precisely foreign governments have been collecting as they’ve been traveling through our skies under the guise of UFOs and such. 

Naturally, the government plans to keep mum on the subject, with National Security Council spokesman John Kirby warning reporters that “there might be very little at all” that will be released from the recovery of the Chinese spy balloon shot down. Because secrecy is always a good tactic and never leads to conspiratorial thinking and, in general, distrust in government.

Serious Business

Last year when Congress held the first open hearings on UFOs since Project BLUE BOOK in the 1950s, many in mainstream media rolled their eyes, claiming the concept of an office dedicated to UFO or what is now called UAP research and investigation was a waste of time. Post spy balloon, it seems much less ridiculous.

This week the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services will be holding another round of open UAP hearings with the head of the All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, expected to speak. This comes after the DOD got a verbal lashing from UAP research advocate Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

Last month during the DOD Fiscal Year 2024 budget request, Senator Gillibrand mentioned:

“The lack of full funding for AARO is a significant concern. We need to ensure that our government is taking the UAP issue seriously and dedicating the necessary resources to improve our understanding and response capabilities.”

It appears taking the reports of strange flying objects over military assets and the like earnestly might be of greater interest than just possible claims of alien visitation. However, that scenario is equally interesting. Suppose the U.S. government is serious about protecting our assets and airspace. In that case, it’s time for it to take UAPs seriously.

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Unless they have been – and don’t want us to know about their secret agreement with our alien overlords to infect us with an alien virus. In which case, if we wait for a spell, I’m sure someone in the Pentagon will leak those meeting minutes on some social media site. 

Keep your eyes towards the skies, dear reader…

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