After a series of shooting down unknown objects, the commander of the US Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command, General Glen Vanherck, said Sunday that he does not rule out that these objects are from extraterrestrials or any other explanation.
He was posed a question about the correlation between the three objects brought down by US warplanes and extraterrestrial life, to which he responded: “I don’t exclude any option… that’s why I’m leaving it up for intelligence forces to disclose what really happened,” Reuters reports.
Evaluate every threat
He further noted that “We are constantly evaluating each threat or any potential unknown threats approaching North America in order to properly identify them.”
Another US defense official, who spoke on condition of anonymity after the briefing, said the military had seen no evidence that any of the objects were of extraterrestrial origin.
Body has an octagonal shape
The US general’s remarks came during a briefing at the Pentagon after an American F-16 fighter dropped an octagonal object over Lake Huron on the US-Canada border on orders from President Joe Biden.
It is noteworthy that this was the third unidentified flying object shot down by US warplanes since Friday, following the shooting down of a suspected Chinese balloon on February 4, which put North American air defenses on high alert.