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3 military aircraft from Spokane sent to Montana following discovery of possible Chinese spy balloon
- Xuất bản 01 Th02, 2023
- The U.S. is currently tracking a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been seen over U.S. airspace for the last couple of days.
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How is no one addressing the fact it was already in Montana before anyone noticed it? Clearly the US airspace isn’t as impenetrable as everyone thinks
@tokamak you like dragons ???
How does something like this enter our airspace without the military catching wind of it?
@David Gilbert thanks David for the reply. I do get the safety factor. But we can fuel F 22 raptor in the sky at 35,000 feet. I do believe we should be able to get something up there to tug it over Nevada or Kansas and slowly let it down. And maybe we are jamming the communications, or we are studying it. Could be, we are getting more information out of it than it is giving the Chinese. I think the common thread on most of the comments here are related to the feeling. It would just be nice to feel like our government is in control of something as of late instead of reacting. Wouldn’t it have been cool to get up in the morning and read, US military discovers Chinese balloon, entering our airspace. It’s now in Nevada being studied by the Air Force. Sorry this is so long my friend. Enjoy your weekend.
@Mase you *get it*
This is the most exciting thing that has happened out of Montana in decades
Exciting?..I say more like terrifying..how could that balloon come into usa airspace unnoticed by our military?..
If it were not for citizens spotting and recording this spy balloon no statement would have been made.
Susan they have since this and the train accident has deploy the national guard everywhere
I think it is a Google Loon.
My guess is it went up north and came down from Canada it’s pretty sparsely populated in that region
Fun fact, in WW2 the Japanese bombed the west coast of the US with air balloons, it wasn’t very effective but if I remember correctly they weren’t maned meaning that they were technically drones
Could be an altitude sensitive nuke. Let's shoot it down and find out.
It killed a group of young girls out on a hike. There is a monument in Oregon that tells the story about the death balloons.
@Caleb Flaharty that is a fun fact for sure. We are extremely lucky the US had Nuclear capability before anyone else. And we used them at an appropriate time in a strategic way. That bombing is one of the hardest decisions we have made but produced one of the greatest results in the known history of conflicts.
your exactly right!
Thanks Cliff Clavin. 👍
You'll have to be old as dirt to get that reference....and I admit not a very funny one at that but someone had try and stop it.
It's amazing how stupid they think we all are
@Phil sorry Phil , I'm not one of you zombies..🤣
@Bill Brown Go outside and at least shake your fist at real clouds, gramps, you probably could use the exercise.
@Bill Brown LOL, you go gramps.
that's the balloon i lost 30 years ago, i'm so happy to see she grew up nice and thick.
son of the moon.
My dad said the same thing about my sister
Isn’t part of the point of giving the military so much money precisely to make sure foreign/hostile objects can’t just come on over? It’s Montana, pretty much empty shoot the thing down for goodness sakes
@MrAce I *assume* it doesn’t pose a threat by way of common sense. A balloon of that size at that altitude is incapable of carrying ordinance, wouldn’t be able to drop any chemicals of consequence, and is so high up that the best it could do is try and get photo imagery of the terrain. Since high definition imagery of the US is already attainable to anyone and also to satellites, it really doesn’t pose a threat. That’s likely the conclusion our military came to as well. It poses more threat as a a large piece of flaming falling debris than it does a redundant floating camera
@robert harrison Sattelites are actually pretty easy to reposition, for example during the filming of Top Gun Maverick the Chinese reoriented a satellite to get a better image of the prop Mach 10 jet used in the film because they thought it was a real thing. A balloon on the other hand is completely uncontrollable at that altitude, it needs to be so light that any control or propulsion mechanism would weigh it down
@Zee are yo unable to have a normal conversation without retorting to curses and insults?
@Lighttheway lol figured, as most people on the internet tend to usually be 😂
@RenegadeElite101 The point is that we shouldn’t allow our chief rival to just blatantly send spy and other objects into American territory. It’s one thing to use a satellite, quite another to use something people can literally see from their yard.
So if a peeping Tom was staring at you outside your window, you'd let them just continue to watch?! We have the "most sophisticated military" yet we're allowing this?! Wow!
On 9-11,pilots were scrambled and couldn't find a plane.
A plane that crashed into the pentagon.
The air force can't afford to fail to find a balloon.
The leaders,however,are gleeful. They all got promoted for their 9-11 failures.
Probably will get medals of valor for watching a balloon.
First one was sent up Sept 30 2022... USA knew then. But want you to think it is a surprise. The payload is near 2.5 TONS and that is not a camera.
omg youre right 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Lmao we all know you would!
If our leaders decide not to take action they are in on it.
I’m surprised that no one has attempted to shoot it down lol
@Derek Marks the military doesn’t need to tel Derek marks everytime it finds something.
@Sarah Davis oh wow your so cool. Btw the military knows things before you…just bc they find out doesn’t mean they need to tell Sarah Davis in podunk Missouri
@Sarah Davis one thing is for sure…you are not. Maybe less than average.
Ever wonder how they knew it was a Chinese balloon so fast, but they still can't tell us who was on hepsteen's client list? 🤔
@ToastytheG who’s hepsteen ‘s
False flag, that's why.
@Private Data Just like everything else in the United States...
@Private Data shhh don’t say that, it’s a bigger conspiracy
How does a balloon stay over Montana for days?
@Shamus White 🤔
@John they also reported on the news that there is a second one.
@John didnt have to originate from china
@Debbie W. UFO
"(paraphrasing) The US military is keeping an eye on it..." How in the hell is this not shot down?!?!?!?!
@Proverbs 3:5-6 I’m answering the dudes question…
We have to thank all the Biden supporters and for the ships in American waters also
US: “It’s a Chinese balloon!”
China: “why it’s always us?!”
Funny how the govt uses words “suspected” and “Chinese” in same sentence.
The govt knows exactly what it is.
And still did NOTHING about it!
Imagine that thing dropping vials of bio weapons as it flyover
@SD operation X-ray
It was full of bats.
@Pasqual Guigano maybe they are looking into just making a huge base in Montana it would be impossible to infiltrate with all the rolling hills once they establish a base of sorts
@OSEN KING and December 7 1941 was just another day
Since we don't dare to shoot it down, expect to see more balloons in the future.
"It was a weather balloon"
- Roswell, 1947.
War of the Worlds.........
I don't understand the tin foil hat meme. Aluminum foil is a cheap, quick and easy way to make a Faraday cage. It's literally effective why joke about it?
Chinese weather ballon was shot down back then, but the government did not want to disclose it to avoid scarring the public. Thanks for pointing that out. Makes sense to me.
Get your tin foil hat
It's a way that the Chinese can monitor our communications about threatening craft in our territory. They not monitoring just from the balloon but from the internet and probably deep sea submarine cables. They will know what channels we use to talk about something like this. It's to feel out the process of what and how it happens. It's all about information gathering from several different ways.
Nobody enters our air space like this well until now…
@So Fly true but they entered our air space from within.
Thanks for building America back better. It's so great.
From ship or plane.
I see similar objects here in NJ very late at night ...it's very strange
Good I am glad someone spotted it 48 hours ago. My alien friends started telling me to look in the sky so immediately I knew something was wrong because they would never told me to look in the sky. If I ever needed to look in the sky, it wouldn’t be for them yesterday at noon I found this great job
But they said its not ET :(
U wot m8?
A thing to realize is that they are now admitting that this has happened before, this tells you that they have a lot of other stuff they won't tell you when s*** hits the fan
They got satellites that can see the screen on your phone but this thing somehow made its way into US airspace undetected? Sus. Very sus.
@Dan C sus
Braddah-man is so proud of himself for that video, lol, cute! Glad he got his moment. And thanks for sharing the footage! 🤙🏽
He should be proud. He single handily caught the Chinese spying on us.
So glad our military was willing to step in AFTER a CIVILIAN noticed it. 🙄 Maybe our DHS / DOD would have seen it sooner if they weren’t so focused on the social agenda.
"THAT AIN'T NO MOON!"
How does anyone mess up the opportunity?!
You can’t blame the Chinese for wanting to have a Birdseye view of some of the farmland they bought up in this country
it reminded me of the movie with Jackie Chan in around the world in 80 days in the hot air balloon sorry for any misspells or mistakes in spelling.
Notice they are saying "suspected" chinese balloon, or "possible" chinese balloon
So....what was it's flight path to Montana?
It’s an advertisement for panda express
@chris cheehan Don’t tell me you’re buying that gibberish
@Chris Sullivan what is fake?
The only issue is the potential for the balloon to carry a biological hazard. Anthrax spores for example. This could be a major reason why it hasn't been shot down. Of course they wouldn't admit that publicly, as to not stir public fear. One only need to watch the music video of Metallica's "All Nightmare Long"
As a fan of 30 years (I'm 40 now) I think All Nightmare Long is one of their best songs.
Containment took too long. They probably gathered plenty of info already sent electronically before we shut itvdown.
Maybe its a zombie agent
Or something even worse, like Ebola😟
My first question was how did this go undetected and for how long? Given the location it was spotted my next question is are they trying to gather info on the missile fields?
@imANoppressedAMERICAN there were fighter jets scrambled on 9/11, there were a select few trusted pilots stationed at different airbases around the country that were given authorization to scramble and BOLO for any possible foreign aircraft, they were the only aircraft in the United States skyline at that time
They already have and have had satellites that can see those areas.
How did it enter U.S or north America's airspace without any one noticing it?
Imagine that balloon being armed with an EMP
How has a plane not hit it 😱
I wonder what’s happening to keep us distracted like this 🤔
No I don't remember that, but very interesting to know.
And While everybody's looking up to the sky what's happening down in the ocean
The balls on those guys to fly a spy balloon in plain sight.
@Sandra W I agree!
Joey's getting his 10%! LETS GO BRANDON!!!
Dang! Thanks for being the eye in the sky on that one.
surprise, now the government has to say , oh no, that's not a balloon, that's a UFO
I would contact my nearest Astronomical Society to get the word out. Plenty of us amateur astronomers would love to get our scopes out on it to make out any detail with our largest apertures. Astrophotographers would do the same to see if they can capture some crisp photographs. It's not common to see a foreign spy satellite (if that's a proper word for it) over your hometown.
Time to operate multiple Schmidt Cassegrains with 150 kW laser systems.
If a ballon made it here with our military seeing it imagine a nuke…
How could it be seen for a couple days over the same area? If its a balloon!
It's a drone
I can see why the Japanese balloon bombs were kept a secret now.
The lengths they're willing to go just to watch Yellowstone...bravo 👏
We saw one of these a few months ago here in Austin Texas. I have a picture of it on my phone
Ahhh the famous Krem news. My favourite and most reliable news source.
Well......more reliable than mainstream.
There is a USAF Boeing on its way from Spokane to what looks like Bighorn Nat. Forest, WY right now (3:04 pm mountain time). Wonder if they're going to take it out 👀
How do they tell which country it's from?
Made in china on the side
If it was blue instead of white, it could have blended in better. Maybe they'll use clear balloons next time so it will seem invisible.
Yellowstones wolves began mobilizing their forces soon after realizing it was not the moon they were howling at. When reached for comment, the alpha male stated the grizzlies forced them to howl at the ballon. What a mess.
How they guessed that it’s Chinese balloon?
Don't shoot it down! That little boy could still be in there!
I was thinking of that story as well! Man the years have gone by I’m sure he’s a grown man up there now!
Is that showing on the flight tracker or is this dark and not on the airplane tracker sites? There is a balloon showing all week but more over Ok and south.
Keeping an eye on it?? Are you kidding me ?? Who’s running this country???? WTF.
@Pink Smoke well I don't see a point in jamming it because if it's what they say it is their space satellites do the same exact job on a larger scale, and as for watching it I believe we are but watching it isn't really gonna make it disappear
Do you really think their not jamming the signal and not watching it ? 🙃🍶🍪
Exactly, and to answer that you'd have to qualify with an IQ around 1 to 5.5
Impossible to shoot that down with an F-22.
So they just prove to everybody that they don’t have satellites they’re all balloons essentially❤
How could he see that 60,000 feet up. ?
LOL... I don't know what they are expecting to see but this is hilarious. Welcome back to the 1960s everyone! Such advanced technology!
Does anyone know how China got this all the way to Montana? Was it sent from China or did China have some dude set this up in his yard in America and release it? Obviously we have nukes there so how did they get it to go here and how many others come by that we miss? I couldn't find any info on this happening before, though some news station said this has happened a few times over the last few years.
One news source said it traveled down thru Canada.
Am I high or was there something about a Russian spy ship few days ago, put two and two together
One way to deliver a EMP bomb, then you’re off to the 18th century
Ya, put a nuclear weapon on a balloon and see where it goes. Good grief people.
lmaoo, a little tiny ballon is going to take out the power for a country thats 3.5 million square miles. ok dude, and i’m related to king aurthur
@c sharp wrongggg
@c sharp wrong
Emp bomb is hollywood lmfao.
I’m really curious how our military forces didn’t shoot this down before crossing over
@B W Neuberger you really asking that silly question? Lol do you not know America is the king of the sky when it comes to military jets ? you really asked that question without thinking we don’t have anything to shoot that down lol
Just how would you propose to "shoot down" a baloon at over 100,000 feet?
If only they can have a short burst emp to stop any signals.
Or Send a drone to some how guide it to wherever they want or two detect signal and see what they can do with it?
Crazy days we're living!
They discovered this in middle of Montana. That meant it slip by Washington state before they noticed it.
They all high
Possible? That's a Chinese spy Ballon, that's an act of war, what if the next one is a tactical EMP?
I would have definitely been like , " Hey son, grab my rifle. "... we got a UFO, and I'm gonna bag it!
25 years ago I would of taken it out with my bb gun.
How did it make it to Montana from China?🤔
@D W gumption
@Scott Need to pull either ethernet plug or life support plug then
Probably Canada which is very close with them politically.
@Melt they just give anyone access to life..
Right… made it all the way to Montana without being spotted and then manages to stay put for days? Sus.
Just when you thought it was safe to look up at the sky - it’s Roswell 2 Return of the weather balloon...🤣
It looks like one of those balloons that was let go at the Lunar New Year celebration I was at last weekend.
That’s about this size of a Macy’s parade ballon, no?
I mean it's like two school buses flying up there that is the size of the thing it's frickin huge.
Are you serious? Or just kidding?
can someone please explain how this is different than a Chinese satellite?
It is weather warfare data collection allowing China better information for crunching its computer models and for calculating ongoing adjustments of its upstream weather warfare interventions over Siberia, the Arctic and the North Pacific. The ballon is monitoring an atmospheric way station to report where the arctic air they are sending through Montana are headed.
How did civilians spot this balloon before military personnel, it got all the way to Montana before being detected? Hmm🤔
😅 I saw the F-22s get mobilized and fly over Mt. Rainier. Wild!
I never saw a F-22 in my life till i was in Indiana them jets were very low between oct-December 30. I never got so excited in my life it was something new i never seen before
No way!! You lucky. I'm in spokane and didn't hear any craft leaving fairchild
You have to admit that is a really smart idea. Low tech and low cost. Better resolution than an orbiting satellite.
I told uncle harry not to get the “biggest balloon on eBay” just didn’t listen. 😂
I was confused when they said “flying”.
If its in fact a Chinese spy balloon, capture and disable.
A decision was made not to shoot it down, the second they heard the story because it wasn’t a Chinese spy balloon.
Why in the heck would they use a ‘spy balloon’ when they can just use google maps?! 😂
The Japanese did something similar during ww2 to cause wildfires in the northwest. they attached small explosives to the balloons to create havoc here in the states.
Not so much of a spy ballon if it got caught lol
Meanwhile our generals did nothing about it!
"Spy" does not mean "invisible to the naked eye", otherwise how would people be able to fire guns at James Bond?
Good job Chase!!
The PLA’s answer to the SR71 😂
I thought we challenged adversarial vehicles that entered our airspace. Was this launched in Canada?
It almost seems like a prank: “I bet those Americans aren’t expecting a balloon! Should we paint something cool on it? Like a dragon or something?” “Nah, we want this to look all official and serious.” “A balloon?” “I think the Americans will appreciate something harmless and fun to talk about.”
I would have thought it was a weather balloon.
It came all the way to Montana and it wasn't caught!!!
One week our nation's idiots are running in circles over green M&M's, and now it's a weather balloon. In fairytales the villagers finally figure out there is no big bad wolf.
Wait... In fairy tales it turns out there IS though...
How does a balloon just sit in the sky stationary ? Doesn't line up with characteristics with a balloon
HOW CAN THIS BALLOON ENTER OUR AIR SPACE AND IT TOOK A CIVILIAN TO FIND IT? WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR AIR DEFENSE SYSTEMS? NO ONE SEEMS TO ASK THIS QUESTION.
Technically, they don't have to shoot it down they can hit it with a paint gun, and it will change direction. Now, seriously, we should tow it to a secluded area, force it down, and investigate the craft.
100% real I've seen one of these things before. I swear on everything I love.
A very slow moving Chinese spy balloon somehow infiltrated the US? 🤣 you’re joking right?
This happens more often than people think. Just rare that everyone can see it.
Shooting it down is obvious. But if you can jam it and prevent it from taking valuable Intel. Let it float.
It’s gonna land on an energy plant and short the grid. Would be cool
Did the drone get captured? We want to know? Or did the government allow this to keep getting data as part of the share our secrets program?
Biden is excited because he associates balloons with parties and parties with ice cream 🍦
That's no Balloon, that's a space station....
A balloon that hovers for 2 days?
@snowman no I'm sorry I didn't realize you were the one that posted this comment and I misunderstood you and thought you were saying I was wrong, which I could be but I don't think any of us civilians know the real truth
@Brandon Groves. 👍, sorry i missed your point
@Brandon Groves. none! And also dive 20,000 feet per second like the pilot said in this video...none...and hover 2 days, then in less than 24 hours it moved from momtana to eastern missouri...must be a special kind of helium,
@Brandon Groves. 👍. Sorry i missed your point,
@snowman and how many Jetstreams have you heard of stopping to allow a balloon filled with helium to just stop midair and allow it to gather data over a nuclear storage facility!!!
The Airforce should have used a 30mm cannon to shoot the balloon down instead of a middle. The balloon would have made a controlled descent and remained in tact. That missle probably cost 100,000 dollars.cI don't know what a 30mm cannon round cost. But I'm sure someone will tell me .
HOW MUCH LONGER WILL WE SUFFER THE FOOLS THAT PRETEND TO BE OUR GOVERNMENT? WHERE ARE THE IMPEACHMENTS? CONGRESS ACTS OR AMERICAN PATRIOTS WILL BE FORCED TO ACT. Q+ WWG1WGA
Someone give this man his photojournalist job back!!!