The U.S. government apparently shot down what it has called a “high-altitude surveillance balloon” near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Saturday. Naval and Coast Guard crews were scouring the coastline for any signs of debris. A Naval salvage vessel has been summoned.
On Friday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed the balloon was Chinese, but denied it was a spy balloon. Here’s a report on the originala balloon sighting in Montana from Breitbart News.
Wild theories abounded. Some worried that the Chinese are trying to conduct surveillance on U.S. ICBMs, or Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles.
But another theory arose from Real Raw News. Its reporter Michael Baxter claimed the balloon wasn’t Chinese at all, but instead was launched at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington state to keep a bird-s-eye view on a gathering of militia in Montana. This gathering was said to involve conservative members from the region, including not only Montana but also Wyoming, Idaho and possibly surrounding states.
Baxter claimed the U.S. military under Joe Biden’s regime didn’t shoot down the balloon because they launched it. They could have also used satellites for surveillance, but Baxter implied that much of the satellite system is now under White Hat control, and thus, out of the reach of Biden’s puppets. Again, we have no way to determine the accuracy of his reporting. We simply bring it to you to offer another perspective in what’s been a wild source of speculation over the weekend.
Here, Martin Brodel offers more details from Baxter’s story.