DARPA Project Sparks 'UFO Flap'

Residents in two separate Midwestern states were left scratching their heads this week after spotting puzzling spheres hovering in the sky. The weirdness began on Tuesday evening when people living in the Dayton, Ohio area reportedly saw strange white orbs floating in the evening air. As is the case in today's world, photos and videos of the anomalies flooded social media along with the usual speculation that the oddities were alien in nature.

Two days later, the weird spheres appeared over Missouri, sparking something of a UFO frenzy when the National Weather Service department for the area tweeted an image of the anomalies and declared "we honestly have no explanation for the floating objects over Kansas City." When one person suggested that they were weather balloons, the NWS expressed skepticism for that explanation since such devices tend to move and "these are stationary."

Another possibility put forward by bewildered observers in both Ohio and Missouri is that the spheres were internet balloons, specifically from Google's Project Loon. For a brief period of time, it seemed that the mystery was solved, until the company indicated that they were not behind the proverbial UFO flap, leaving observers once again guessing about the nature of the oddities. After further speculation, the source of the anomalies was seemingly determined when a local TV station reached out to the Department of Defense.

Find out what the oddities turned out to be at the Coast to Coast AM website.

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