Is This How We Start a War With the Aliens?

Written by Jason Simpkins
Posted February 17, 2023

A few days ago, I appeared on the Angel Research Podcast, and the very first thing we had to talk about was the Chinese spy balloon. (You can see that conversation here.)

At the time of the recording, a lot of the details were murky. It wasn’t clear exactly what had happened, how the balloon was able to get as far as it did, or why the incident wasn’t prevented in the first place.

Now, here we are a week later, and there are even more questions.

American forces have since neutralized three more unidentified aerial objects.

The White House wants to give the impression that the objects were “benign,” but if that were true they wouldn’t still be unidentified. 

They’d have come out and said exactly what it was they shot down. 

But as of right now, they either don’t know or aren’t saying, so any attempts by the Biden White House to dismiss the activity ring rather hollow.

Especially since the description of one of the objects, spotted over Lake Huron on February 12, doesn’t sound anything like a balloon. 

It was described as having an “octagonal structure with strings hanging off but no discernible payload.” 

Prior to being shot down, the object was caught on radar over Montana where it “flew in proximity to sensitive DOD sites," the Pentagon said.

And when Gen. Glen David VanHerck, who serves as the commander of United States Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, was asked if the object could be alien in nature, he didn’t rule it out.

"I haven't ruled out anything," VanHerck said. "We call them objects for a reason… I am 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. But clearly, they're — they're able to stay aloft."

The object, whatever it was, still hasn’t been recovered.

In another instance, on February 11, a cylindrical object was shot down in Canada’s Yukon territory. 

Canadian officials believe that was a balloon similar to the Chinese surveillance craft that traversed the United States. However, that’s yet to be confirmed, since the area in which it was shot down is remote, mountainous, and heavy with snow, ice, and wind.

The third object, meanwhile, was shot down off the northern coast of Alaska on Feb 10. That object was “the size of a small car," and "not similar in size or shape to the high-altitude surveillance balloon" U.S. forces shot down off the coast of South Carolina on February 4.

Furthermore, the F-22 pilots who tracked and downed the aircraft said they couldn’t identify a propulsion system and had no idea how it could possibly stay in the air. 

They also said it interfered with their sensors.

In fact, some of the pilots couldn’t even agree on an accurate description of the object.

What’s also notable is that these objects were traveling at different altitudes. The Chinese spy balloon was floating at 60,000–65,000 feet, but the object over Lake Huron was much lower, at 20,000 feet, while the other two were at 40,000 feet.


So these objects all differ in size, shape, and altitude, and their origins are largely unknown.

And that’s what makes the White House’s effort to dismiss them look like lip service. 

That, and the fact that the Defense Department has been increasingly forthright in acknowledging the presence and the potential threat posed by what it now calls “unknown aerial phenomena” or “unknown anomalous phenomena” UAP, either way.

It even created a new office to investigate their sightings, but that task force has only been able to explain about half of the incidents reported.

The All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office has received 366 reports of UAP 163 of which were attributed to balloons or “balloon-like entities.”

Additionally, footage released by the Pentagon in 2020 showed unknown objects flying across the ocean surface that had been spotted by Navy pilots. 

UAP Video

"Dude, this is a f--king drone, bro," one of the pilots exclaims in the video. 

Another says, "There's a whole fleet of them."

"They're all going against the wind. The wind's 120 knots to the west. Look at that thing, dude!" the first person says. "It's rotating!"

Another video shows an object speeding over the ocean, prompting the pilot to scream, "What the f--k is that?"

Those videos were declassified after unauthorized leaks had already made them public in 2007 and 2017.

That’s not uncommon, as a 2021 report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence noted:

In 18 incidents, described in 21 reports, observers reported unusual UAP movement patterns or flight characteristics. Some UAP appeared to remain stationary in winds aloft, move against the wind, maneuver abruptly, or move at considerable speed, without discernible means of propulsion. In a small number of cases, military aircraft systems processed radio frequency (RF) energy associated with UAP sightings.

However, what’s somewhat scary now is that the military is starting to shoot these things down. 

That’s no big deal if the object in question ends up being a balloon… 

But what if an object that’s mistaken for a Chinese surveillance craft turns out to be something else entirely something alien?

Then we could be in real trouble.

It might start shooting back.

In any case, it’s clear that our skies are far more congested than even our military thought. And that speaks to the increased militarization and aggression of rivals like China.

It’s also indicative of the technological advancements that are being made overseas, which in some cases, outpace those of the United States.

And that’s why I continue to remain focused on the science and technology that’s being developed to fight our next war no matter who it’s against. 

You can find out more about that with my Secret Stock Files investment service.

There I release weekly updates and monthly videos detailing the most cutting-edge military technology.

So be sure to check it out if this kind of thing interests you or you just want to make money.

Fight on,

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Jason Simpkins is an Editor of Wealth Daily and Investment Director of Secret Stock Files, a financial advisory focused on security companies and defense contractors. For more on Jason, check out his editor's page. 

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