- 1440 Daily Digest
Unidentified Floating Objects continue to make news
The White House is forming an interagency group to look into the recent series of unidentified objects floating above North America's airspace, including three downed over the weekend in Canada, Michigan, and Alaska. US officials still do not know the origins of the three objects. A White House representative said there was no indication of aliens or extraterrestrial activity. Separately, China claimed the US flew spy balloons into its airspace more than 10 times since the start of 2022, which the White House has denied. China's remarks came after the US accused it of aerial surveillance through a spy balloon spotted Jan. 28 and downed off South Carolina's coast Feb. 4. See an overview of the aerial objects discovered here. The spate of objects is shedding light on a 2019 project in which one of China's top aeronautic scientists sent an airship more than 60,000 feet into the air and around the globe, telling state-run media of its potential for spotting warning signs of natural disasters and airborne surveillance.