Strange goings-on are happening the skies North America. This month, US fighter jets have shot four UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) US and Canadian airspace. Officials said the objects were balloons that were causing a danger to airplanes. They were flying an altitude of around 40,000 feet (12,200 metres). The White House said yesterday that there were no signs the objects were linked to alien life. National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said: "I don't think the American people need to worry aliens with respect to these crafts." Earlier the week, a US official said aliens could not be counted as a possible explanation the balloons.
The balloon saga has created tit--tat exchanges the USA and China. US officials suspect the balloons were being used spying. However, they have no proof of this. Rescue teams have gathered debris the balloons the US coast. Experts are currently looking the electronics they have found. China said the balloons were tracking weather patterns. It has denied they were spy balloons. Beijing has claimed that US high-altitude balloons have flown China's airspace without permission more than ten times the past year. The White House said this was untrue. A balloon shooting early February resulted US Secretary of State Antony Blinken cancelling a visit to China.