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Remember when you were a child and you would let go of a balloon, just to see it zig-zag, go up and down and do a couple loops?
No? Oh, right. That’s because that’s not normal.
As you’ve assuredly heard by now, there’s a peculiar balloon making its way over the continental United States.
If you were to believe the Chinese, it’s merely a “civilian airship used for research” that blew off course, and why wouldn’t you believe them?
Just in case you don’t, most people, including officials at the Pentagon, believe that this is a “Chinese surveillance balloon.” What exactly is it surveying? Nobody appears to know, only adding to its worrisome nature.
One thing, however, that we do know, is this spy balloon is exhibiting some highly unusual traits, including an unusual level of maneuverability that the government did not seem too keen on elaborating on.
“But is it — you say that it’s moving eastward and it’s over the continental U.S. It’s change — it’s not over Montana anymore. Is the Chinese government controlling the movement of the balloon, or is it just floating with air streams?” a reporter asked the Pentagon’s press secretary, Air Force Brigadier Gen. Patrick Ryder, on Friday.
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