Two mysterious orbs above Missouri were cause for concern and busy speculation, although US President Trump clearly tries to get attention focused elsewhere.
Earlier this week, on Thursday evening, several people saw two elongated white shapes above Kansas City airport. The somewhat hazy objects hung almost motionless in the air and photos of them quickly found their way to the internet. Local TV channel KMBC put some of the images on Twitter. “Our editors received several reports today from the two globes above Kansas City. This photo was taken near KCI airport.”
The American meteorological service was at a loss to explain the sighting of the objects. While some UFO sightings can be traced back to weather balloons used by the service, this time the weather forecasters were also completely in the dark.
“We honestly have no explanation for the floating objects above Kansas City,” the National Weather Service said in a response. But others did have ideas about the how and what of the bulbs.
Joe Lauria, meteorologist for news channel WDAF, suggested that the bulbs could possibly be part of Google’s Loon Project.
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For this project, large balloons equipped with transmitters are released, which make it possible to connect to the internet in remote areas.
However, an internet giant meteorologist involved in the project quickly refuted that assumption. Google had nothing to do with it.
Asked what he thinks about the recent rise in UFO sightings, President Trump told ABC: ‘I want them to think what they think. They tell about it and I have read and heard about it. I briefly talked about it, but people say they have seen UFOs. Do I believe in it? Not really.’
When asked whether he would be personally informed if extraterrestrial life is found, Trump answered briefly: ‘We’ll keep an eye on it and you’ll be the first to hear.’