At a press briefing at the White House today, the focus of the conversation was on extra terrestrials and aliens in light of recent UFO-shoot-downs. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday military fighter jets scrambled to shoot-down a UFO over Alaska, northwest Alaska, and Lake Huron near the U.S. / Canada border.
“I know there have been questions and concerns about this, but there is no, again -no- indication, of aliens or extraterrestrial activity with these recent takedowns,” White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre said today. “I wanted to make sure that the American people knew that, all of you knew that and it was important for us to say that from here because we’ve been hearing a lot about it.”
“I love E.T. the movie, but I’m just going to leave it there,” Jean-Pierre quipped.
“The truth is out there, Karine,” an unidentified reporter in the back of the room shouted back.
NORAD had given a different answer yesterday. Air Force General Glen VanHerck, who heads U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), was asked if authorities have ruled out extraterrestrials. He replied to that reporters question, “I haven’t ruled anything out at this point,” he told reporters during a briefing Sunday. “We continue to assess.” That ambiguity lit social media on fire with rumor and speculation than alien beings were behind the recent flurry of UFO activity over North American airspace.
National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said Monday that the U.S. did not believe the three objects posed a direct threat to people on the ground, but could have been a danger to civilian commercial air traffic, given their altitude. The government is “laser-focused” on confirming the nature and purpose of the objects, he said, including through “intensive” efforts to collect debris in the areas where they fell. Search efforts continue for the UFOs shot-down over the last few days; as of publication time, no remains were found.