The U.S. military shot down an unidentified object from high-altitude over Lake Huron on Sunday. It’s the third such object to be knocked out of North American skies since Friday — the others falling in Alaska and Canada.
Michigan Senator Gary Peters, who is also chair of the House committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, says little is known about the UFO at this time while speaking at an EV battery manufacturing plant in Novi.
“We’re still not sure exactly what it was, who owned it (and) what its operation was. That’s going to be determined once the debris field has been accessed.”
Peters says the U.S. Coast Guard is working to recover the object, which is suspected to have sunk beneath the waves. Those efforts were initially delayed by rough seas on Sunday.
The three, high-altitude objects were found after the U.S. brought down a Chinese spy balloon earlier this month. Sen. Peters says U.S. radar systems are largely set up to detect small, fast-moving objects like ballistic missiles, not something large and slow like a balloon.
“You have to program in what you’re actually looking for,” Peters says about radars. “If you aren’t looking for a slow-moving, relatively small object, then that was clearly a problem and that has to be fixed.”
With U.S. officials working to gather information, Peters says he expects a classified briefing on the UFOs this week when he returns to Washington, D.C.