A mysterious white or translucent object hovering in the daytime sky has left residents of Prophetstown, Illinois, puzzled. Prophetstown Police Chief Bruce Franks received a call from Todd’s Tire and Auto, reporting a gathering of onlookers observing the enigmatic aerial entity.
Eyewitnesses described the object as a white or translucent balloon tethered to a box-like structure, with some noting the presence of red lighting. What further perplexed observers was its stationary position in the sky for an extended period.
Law enforcement, led by Officer Boyd Van Dellen, is actively working to identify the object. However, they have ruled out extraterrestrial origins or any connection to China. The National Weather Service confirmed they had not launched any balloons in the vicinity recently, leading to speculation that it might be a research balloon from another source.
To ensure safety, local authorities informed the nearby airport about the mysterious object in case it posed a hazard to air traffic. While similar incidents have sparked UFO speculations in the past, such as the Thunderhead weather balloons over Phoenix, thorough investigations often reveal more down-to-earth explanations.
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