According to the Department of Defense, American military aircraft observed another unidentified balloon, this time high over the islands of Hawaii.
The DOD has stated that there is no cause for alarm because the balloon did not fly over any strategic locations.
The Department of Defense and the Federal Aviation Administration noticed the unidentified flying object on Friday, and it has been on their radar ever since. It was last seen traveling at a height of 36,000 feet above the coast of Hawaii.
Officials told NBC News, which originally reported the high-altitude balloon, that it looks to be slowly heading toward Mexico, though it might potentially be shot down if it gets near to US territory again.
“Although it was flying at an altitude used by civil aviation, it posed no threat to civil aviation over Hawaii,” a DOD spokesperson said in a statement to The Post.
“Based on these observations, the Secretary of Defense concurred with the recommendation of his military commanders that no action need be taken against the balloon. The balloon is now out of Hawaii’s airspace and territorial waters.”
A Chinese surveillance balloon overflew American territory in early February before being shot down off the coast of North Carolina.
According to a recent NBC News investigation citing various US sources, the Chinese balloon was able to gather intelligence from many key American military facilities and send the information back to Beijing.
Later in February, the military fired down three UFOs that were later determined to be benign and were instead considered to be unaffiliated hobbies or weather balloons from the United States or another country.
According to NBC News story from Monday, US authorities do not think the current balloon observed above Hawaii belongs to the Chinese.
Officials from the Department of Defense stated in a statement that they had no reason to suspect the balloon was being controlled by a “foreign or adversarial actor” or that it could navigate.