Did Pentagon shoot down $12 balloon with $400,000 missile

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(Natural News) According to U.S. National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby, the White House is aware of the situation despite the Pentagon’s refusal to say if it used a $400,000 missile to shoot down a $12 balloon.

(Article republished from GreatGameIndia.com)

Inquiries about whether one of the unexplained objects the Pentagon fired down off the coast of Alaska earlier this month was a $12 hobby balloon are being met with obstinate denials from the Pentagon.

Pentagon Declines To Answer If It Shot Down $12 Balloon With $400,000 Missile 1

Last week, after a group devoted to the pastime, reported one of its balloons “missing in action” above Alaska, speculation that the unidentified aerial item the administration shot down earlier this month was actually a cheap hobbyist pico balloon started to grow.

In a blog post, the Northern Illinois Bottlecap Balloon Brigade (NIBBB) described how it had lost communication with its hobby balloon on February 11 and how it had last been seen off the coast of Alaska at a height of roughly 39,000 feet.

Little mylar balloons called “pico balloons,” which can cost as low as $12, are used by amateur meteorologists to measure weather trends.

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