A hobby club in Illinois is missing a balloon. Was it shot down over Yukon? | CBC NewsLast Saturday, the North American Aerospace Defence Command shot down an object over Yukon — one of four mysterious objects that were downed over the U.S. and Canada this month.www.cbc.ca
“Last Saturday, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) shot down an object over Yukon — one of four mysterious objects which have been shot down over North America this month.
That same day, Feb. 11, a small hobby club — the Northern Illinois Bottlecap Balloon Brigade (NIBBB) — received its last transmission from one of its pico balloons on its seventh circumnavigation around the world. The balloon was near Hagemeister Island, off the southwest corner of Alaska.”
Hobby group declares balloon 'missing in action' after US downs objects
A US hobby group says it lost track of its pico balloon over south-east Alaska on February 11, sparking speculation it could be one of the three benign balloons downed by authorities.