Air Force General Glen VanHerck, head of the US North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and Northern Command, has made a statement that has sparked interest and speculation among the public. In a recent interview, General VanHerck was asked about the recent shoot-downs of unidentified flying objects by the US military. When asked whether he had ruled out the possibility of these objects being extraterrestrial in origin, the general replied, “I’ll let the intel community and the counterintelligence community figure that out. I haven’t ruled out anything.”
These comments have caused a stir, as the military’s shoot-downs of these objects suggest that they believe them to be a potential threat to air traffic. However, General VanHerck’s statement has left many wondering if these objects could be of extraterrestrial origin. The general added, “At this point, we continue to assess every threat or potential threat, unknown, that approaches North America with an attempt to identify it.”
The general also stated that he could not determine how the objects were staying aloft. He said, “I’m not able to categorize how they stay aloft. It could be a gaseous type of balloon inside a structure or it could be some type of a propulsion system.” He added “We are calling them objects for a reason“.
The Chinese Spy Balloon…that was clearly a balloon, these are objects. I’m not able to categorize how they stay aloft. It could be a gaseous type of balloon inside the structure, or it could be some type of propulsion system. But clearly they are able to stay aloft.
I would be hesitant to, and I urge you not to attribute it to any specific country…we don’t know, that is why it is so critical to get our hands on these so that we can further assess and analyze what they are.Gen Glen VanHerck, Commander, United States Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command
The recent shoot-down of another object over Lake Huron on the US-Canadian border marks the fourth such event in a dramatic series that began with the shooting down of a suspected Chinese spy balloon last week. Since then, there have been three additional objects that have been detected, tracked, and shot down by the U.S. military.