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Update (1441ET):

US fighter jets have shot down the Chinese spy balloon off the Carolina coast. 

The balloon is falling back to Earth. 

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Update (1330ET):

Shortly after President Biden reportedly said, “we are going to take care of it,” referring to the Chinese spy balloon that is calmly drifting across US airspace, the FAA has shut down three airports and closed airspace in parts of North and South Carolina:

Fighter jets are circling the spy balloon. 

A US military surveillance plane is circling offshore of North Carolina. 

A vessel with a large crane might be headed to an area where the military might shoot down the balloon.  

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A suspected Chinese surveillance balloon appears to be heading toward North Carolina, according to ABC News, citing a senior US official familiar with the situation. That official said the US would probably shoot the balloon down over the Atlantic Ocean and retrieve it. 

Within the last hour, numerous Twitter users have uploaded footage of what appears to be the Chinese balloon floating above North Carolina. 

Local police tell residents don’t shoot their guns at the giant balloon. 

On Friday, we cited Capital Weather Gang, who accurately predicted the balloon’s trajectory while it was floating above the Midwest. Now updated predictions for Saturday morning show the balloon might be headed toward the Atlantic. 

The balloon’s payload is approximately 90 feet long, or the length of two motorhomes, and the balloon itself is much larger. Here’s one of the clearest views of the balloon. 

And there might be more balloons. We noted last night:

US officials have not ruled out shooting the balloon down. That might happen as soon as the balloon moves offshore into the Atlantic. Time for Space Force to shine.

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    • Anonymous

      Obvious that they didn’t want anyone to see it. Same Cult runs the world, formerly known as pharaoh.

    • LoneStar47

      That chinese spy balloon should have been shot down asap upon entering our water rights in the Atlantic or Pacific ocean.

    • US Marine Fighting Tyranny

      My Fellow Americans:

      ANOTHER act of treason by Biden and his handlers.

      So,.. they shot down this CHINESE Tactical Ballon,…. AFTER it completed it’s mission and flew over the ENTIRE country!

      Nothing to see here people,…. just more TREASON by this EFIO (Enemy-Force-In-Occupation)!

      JD – US Marine – This Treason Stops ONLY When American MEN Confront, Arrest, Try And Hang EVERYONE Of These Deep State Traitors!


      • Debbie

        Balloons for Clown World – don’t look at the Hunter Biden and Joe Biden crimes and their constant stream of income from China – all their corruption and treason….don’t look at absolute evidence coming out that DARPA, DOD and Pentagon worked with Pfizer to genocide the American people…

        America circles the drain – wide open southern border run by the cartel and CIA…don’t look at that…inflation, our food being systematically wiped out….while Pedo Joe tells lie after lie…

        No, let’s pretend the Chinese weather weather balloon is our biggest threat…and don’t get me wrong, while Pedo Joe is giving Ukraine all of our money to protect Hunter’s bioweapons lab and all the money laundering and crimes going on in UkraIne to make it a “greater Israel”…WE SHOULD BE STOPPING CHINA – OUR TRUE ENEMY – FROM BUYING UP LAND AND BUSINESSES AND SCHOOLS HERE IN THE USA…but all of CONgress and POTUS are on the take from China so no going there….

    • Everette

      The powder substance that came from the balloon , could it be something that might have been a Bio-Weapon ? If so could this have been why they waited ? Now if so what about the fish and Gulf Stream that may push it up the coast ? If a bio-Weapon then could the men be in danger if they don’t totally suit up when they go to retrieve the balloon ? I hope they take these precautions !

    • feral pa paw

      Here is why the USA is going broke at warp speed. They shot a damn Balloon down with a Missile that cost over 200 thousand bucks. When a 30 cal. round from one of the F-22s machine guns would have done a perfectly good job at it. And they sent a F-22 that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to operate to do it. When a damn Piper Cub with a 30-06 could have done a better job. All with much fanfare and braggadocio about the bravery and courage of the pilot. WHY? Because they want you Booger Eating Morons to be captivated about this while they murder you off with Ronna Vaccine. After hearing the News Magpies gush and squeal over Biden’s “Steady Hand” and “Masterful Handling” of the Chicom spy balloon. I had to break a promise to myself and go stuff down a couple of Taco Bell Burrito Supremes so I could sufficiently respond in my bathroom to all this Shit Show.

    • DON ROBER>to

      [" its all n a s a. hebrew: to deceive. HELYWOOD ENTERTAINMENT at its best. WHY??? Because on all NEWS-SHOW CHANNELS this ENTERTAINMENT-BALLOON-SHOW BUT what the UNITED-STATES INCORPORATION in CORPORATION with ISIS. ISRAELIAN SECRET INTELLIGENCE SERVICES in TELAVIV with their whole BALLOOON and SATEKILLITEN over us erected and flying held the CLAP. Let's make fun of SECRET MILITARIZED ARMAMENTS IN REDSIDENTIAL TECHNOLOGIES = smartMeter by Meter with 5G 5 STAR MUOS over all 7 CONTINENTS with over tens of thousands of private commercial SATEKILLITES from MUSK-GATES ISIS and CO with the 5 EYE SPY PROGRAM. .now with the made-in-china BIOMETRICAL OBSERVATION-TECHNOLOGY in EVERY CORNER and LIGHT-POSTS and shop-CENTRES-BANKING-BUS-TRAIN BUSINESS-etc. yes even already in TRUCKS and CARS. Watchout: ROTHSCHILDS CCP is handled by 132.293 BRANCHES of the US-MUNICIPAL GOV. CORP. as GOV-SERVICE-AGENTS for the IRS and DEP.of the Treasury, 3rd place in the PUBLIC ADMIN COMP.LIST.... and so what is made-in-china supposed to monitor with a BALOOON when all 7 CONTENTS overloaded by 5G smartPhone, smartLaptop smartMeter smartTV smartAPPLIANCES, smartBARBIE smartTOYS smartCREDIT CARDS, smartWATCH smartBABY smartTEENIES smartPERSON smartCar smartARMS is already crammed full of CHIPS made-in-china and holds all DATA in NANOSECONDS and BLACK ROCK ALADDIN is bussy, its pure REALITY. ..heard, read-IGNORED PURES ENTERTAINMENT PSYOP WHITE TERROR FEAR BUSINESSES at its best, to declare DEFENCE-WAR…THE DEBTORS NEEDS URGENTLY their GreatReSet and an IDIOT to be accused, to declare CAPITAL-LOSSES, to hide their CAPITAL-CRIMES against us all ..OOOOH MAN how stupid can we beeeee to put in those NEWS-SHOWS sooooo much ENERGY ‼️‼️👁👺👺☠️🏴☠️🪱🪱💩”]

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