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'It's not ours': Government denies knowledge of strange 'UFO' over Japanese city

An unidentified flying object (UFO) was seen above Aoba Ward in Sendai, Japan, on the morning of June 17, 2020.
An unidentified flying object (UFO) was seen above Aoba Ward in Sendai, Japan, on the morning of June 17, 2020.
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It's not a bird. It's not a plane. And it's not an alien. (It's never an alien, from planet Krypton or otherwise.)

Still, the origin of a strange, balloon-like UFO that appeared in the sky over the city of Sendai, Japan, yesterday (June 17) around 7 a.m. local time, remains a mystery a full day after its sudden arrival. The object looked like a large white, unmanned balloon attached to two crossed propellers, according to news reports. The UFO lingered in the sky, largely motionless, for several hours before drifting over the Pacific Ocean, AFP reported.

While a weather balloon seems like the obvious explanation (they are widely available for purchase), a spokesperson from the Sendai bureau of the Japan Meteorological Agency told AFP that "it's not ours." In his daily press briefing later that day, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga also denied any knowledge of the balloon's origin, according to AFP.

Suga also tried to pop any rumors that the balloony UFO was the dastardly instrument of a foreign government. Earlier on Wednesday, social media speculation about the object ran rampant, giving air to theories that the UFO was distributing North Korean propaganda or even spreading the novel coronavirus

The evidence for either of these theories — much like the balloon itself — looks like a big, fat goose egg. For a truly head-scratching UFO mystery, grab a tinfoil hat and take a look at these eerie airborne videos recently declassified by the U.S. government.

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  • Chrominus
    Whatever could this be? A strange, balloon-like object floating in the sky...like a balloon. It blows the mind and boggles the imagination.
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  • joeybagadonuts
    I would expect better from a Senior Writer. Opinions belong in Op-Ed. If you are a journalist and dare call yourself one, stick to the facts, Brandon. I'm really tired of "journalist" opinion. Save it for your facebook friends.
    Reply
  • ivorypoet
    joeybagadonuts said:
    I would expect better from a Senior Writer. Opinions belong in Op-Ed. If you are a journalist and dare call yourself one, stick to the facts, Brandon. I'm really tired of "journalist" opinion. Save it for your facebook friends.

    This is the problem with todays "journalists". They are using a playbook created by pro wrestling dirt sheet writers like dave meltzer. Just make stuff up. Or dont follow up claims, just print it as fact. Most were "taught" by pro marxist professors anyway so right there removes any neutral unbiased writing. Yay socialism!

    Wonder why theres so much projection in journalism and politics right now?

    Governor Gavin Newsome - Nephew to Nancy Pelosi
    Adam Shiffs sister - Married to George Soro’s son
    John Kerrys daughter - Married to a Mullah’s son in Iran
    Chelsea Clinton - Married to George Soro’s nephew
    ABC news director Ian Cameron - Married to Susan Rice (Obamas former security advisor)
    CBS director David Rhodes - Brother of Ben Rhodes (Obamas deputy national security advisor for strategic communications)
    ABC news correspondent Claire Shipman - Married to former Obama white house press secretary Jay Carney
    ABC news and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe - Married to Katie Hogan (Obama’s former deputy press secretary)
    ABC president Ben Sherwood - Brother of Obama’s special advisor Elizabeth Sherwood
    CNN president Virginia Mosely - Married to former Hillary Clinton Deputy Secretary Tom Nides
    We cant forget ABC Senior Anchor George Stephanopolus - Former Clinton advisor

    Its no wonder the entire press corp makes the president out like a villian.
    Reply
  • jeffrey
    ivorypoet said:
    This is the problem with todays "journalists". They are using a playbook created by pro wrestling dirt sheet writers like dave meltzer. Just make stuff up. Or dont follow up claims, just print it as fact. Most were "taught" by pro marxist professors anyway so right there removes any neutral unbiased writing. Yay socialism!

    Wonder why theres so much projection in journalism and politics right now?

    Governor Gavin Newsome - Nephew to Nancy Pelosi
    Adam Shiffs sister - Married to George Soro’s son
    John Kerrys daughter - Married to a Mullah’s son in Iran
    Chelsea Clinton - Married to George Soro’s nephew
    ABC news director Ian Cameron - Married to Susan Rice (Obamas former security advisor)
    CBS director David Rhodes - Brother of Ben Rhodes (Obamas deputy national security advisor for strategic communications)
    ABC news correspondent Claire Shipman - Married to former Obama white house press secretary Jay Carney
    ABC news and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe - Married to Katie Hogan (Obama’s former deputy press secretary)
    ABC president Ben Sherwood - Brother of Obama’s special advisor Elizabeth Sherwood
    CNN president Virginia Mosely - Married to former Hillary Clinton Deputy Secretary Tom Nides
    We cant forget ABC Senior Anchor George Stephanopolus - Former Clinton advisor

    Its no wonder the entire press corp makes the president out like a villian.
    One must recognize that this is a science forum. If you have a need to correct a editor please do so constructively and save your political comments for Yahoo comment page.

    Since you started it The president doesn't need the press corps to point out his flaws, some people can see how flawed the president is without someone telling them what to think.
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