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US Says 3 Mystery Objects Likely Private, With No China Link

  • Initial evidence finds no link to Chinese espionage efforts
  • Officials still trying to collect debris from downed objects
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White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre says don’t panic about the shoot downs of UFOs.Source: Bloomberg
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The Biden administration suspects that three unidentified objects downed since last Friday served commercial purposes and weren’t used for spying, a judgment that may help ease anxiety over a Chinese balloon that traversed the US before being shot down.

The intelligence community believes the objects — unlike the giant airship shot down on Feb. 4 — “could just be balloons tied to some commercial or benign purpose,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said Tuesday.