A Mystery Balloon

@akalinus (40386)
United States
February 24, 2024 2:45pm CST
Another balloon has been spotted floating over the US. NORAD spotted it in Nevada and sent jets up to investigate. They say it is not a threat because it is only 50 feet tall and does not have a rudder.. They do not know where this came from. They don't know who sent it. They don't know what the payload consists of. My question is if NORAD does not know anything about it, how do they know it is not a threat? The payload could be a biological agent or even fentanyl. It could be remote-controlled.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/other/mysterious-balloon-spotted-over-us-sparks-curiosity/ar-BB1iOU4A
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@JudyEv (324891)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Feb
These things would be very worrying to the authorities.
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@akalinus (40386)
• United States
25 Feb
I see it as an invasion of our air space.
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@AmbiePam (85111)
• United States
24 Feb
Knowing our government, it’s something they did, and just don’t have record of it on hand.
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@akalinus (40386)
• United States
25 Feb
That is always possible. I would not put anything past them.
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@kaylachan (57046)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Feb
I think the world is becoming to paranoid for their own good. If Norad isn't concerned, they have their reasons.
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@kaylachan (57046)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Feb
@akalinus If it is, it is. If not, not. What's speculating and worrying about it going to do? It could be a weather balloon or something like that. It could be there to collect data, so science can better understand how the Earth's working (or not working). How do you think science studies the atmosphere, how we track storms etc?
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@akalinus (40386)
• United States
25 Feb
@kaylachan This year has been so weird that anything could happen.
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@akalinus (40386)
• United States
25 Feb
NORAD is the agency that tracks Santa Claus every year. I wonder if they are right about the balloon being no threat but what if it is?
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@RebeccasFarm (86016)
• United States
24 Feb
Wonder what they are up to?
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• United States
25 Feb
@akalinus The Cabal
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@akalinus (40386)
• United States
25 Feb
@RebeccasFarm I think I know what group you mean but why would they launch a balloon? What do you think they would get from it?
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@akalinus (40386)
• United States
25 Feb
It could be anything or nothing. I wonder who launched the thing.
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@LadyDuck (456725)
• Switzerland
25 Feb
Weird, they know nothing but they are sure it's not a threat... go understand!
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@akalinus (40386)
• United States
25 Feb
I don't understand. They know nothing about who, what, why, but they know it is not a threat.
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@LadyDuck (456725)
• Switzerland
26 Feb
@akalinus I think we cannot trust authorities.
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@akalinus (40386)
• United States
27 Feb
@LadyDuck I think you are right. I think they are just guessing and hoping for the best.
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@Deepizzaguy (94043)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
24 Feb
There is something odd going on with that these balloons over our skies these days.
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@akalinus (40386)
• United States
25 Feb
I wonder how many balloons we never hear about.
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@Deepizzaguy (94043)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
25 Feb
@akalinus That is a good question.
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@popciclecold (35029)
• United States
24 Feb
You know, this sounds really Spooky.
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@akalinus (40386)
• United States
25 Feb
Yeah, I wonder what this one was sent to find out.
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• United States
25 Feb
@akalinus I do too.
@JESSY3236 (18842)
• United States
5 Mar
It could have been a birthday balloon for me since Feb. 24th was my birthday. lol
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@akalinus (40386)
• United States
8 Mar
Yes, I am sure that it was your birthday surprise. I hope you saw it. I saw a photo of it online. Happy birthday, a little late.
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@LindaOHio (154837)
• United States
25 Feb
You're right about the biological agent. They should check the balloon thoroughly. Have a good day.
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@akalinus (40386)
• United States
25 Feb
They would have to get the balloon down to see what is in the payload box.
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• Northampton, England
25 Feb
Trump..'Mexicans are on the balloons let me tell you.'
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@akalinus (40386)
• United States
25 Feb
The box under the balloon is way too small to hold a person.
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@dya80dya (33300)
25 Feb
This is weird. It can be a threat.
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@akalinus (40386)
• United States
25 Feb
I hope it is okay. In today's world, you never know what is next.
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