Search Efforts Turn Up Nothing from Last Three Objects Shot Down Over North America


The Biden administration says the U.S. military has not managed to find debris from any of the three objects that were shot down over North America over the last four days.

A week ago, a U.S. military jet shot down a suspected Chinese spy balloon that had been traversing the country for days. President Joe Biden ordered it down after it crossed the coast of South Carolina.

Minimal debris had been found as of Monday as crews battled the weather, WBTW-TV in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, reported.

National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said what has been collected included “some of the electronics and structures” from the balloon.

Since then, three other unidentified flying objects have been taken out of the sky — and nothing has been recovered from them, Kirby told reporters on Monday. They are not believed to have been balloons.

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The first of those objects was described as “cylindrical” in shape.

It was taken down off the coast of northern Alaska on Friday. No debris has been recovered.

A second object was shot down Saturday over land in the remote Canadian territory of Yukon. Local authorities are still searching for it.

Katie Simpson with the CBC offered an update on the debris for the object in Yukon on Twitter.

“This is rugged country for anybody,” Yukon Premier Ranj Pillai said Monday during an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. “Yukoners who have either hiked or hunted in that area would know, there’s lots of elevation … It’s big country.

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Pillai predicted the effort to find debris from the object might take some time.

A third object was taken out of the sky Sunday over Lake Huron in Michigan. Military Times reported it is thought to have been first spotted over Montana a day earlier.

Kirby told reporters Monday afternoon officials believe the debris ended up on the Canadian side of the lake.

The U.S. Coast Guard is working with officials in Canada to find whatever splashed down.

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