Daily Bread for 2.13.23: Madison-Based Jets Shoot Down Mysterious Object over Lake Huron

Good morning.

Monday in Whitewater will be mostly sunny with a high of 45. Sunrise is 6:53 AM and sunset 5:24 PM for 10h 30m 54s of daytime. The moon is a waning gibbous with 51.5% of its visible disk illuminated.

The Whitewater Unified School Board holds a legislative breakfast at 8 AM, and Whitewater’s Planning Commission meets at 6 PM

Note for the school district: a healthful breakfast begins with a low-salt and low-gerrymandering diet.

 On this day in 1935, a jury in Flemington, New Jersey finds Bruno Hauptmann guilty of the 1932 kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby, the son of Charles Lindbergh.

Beck Andrew Salgado and Hannah Kirby report Madison-based jets take down object over Lake Huron hours after airspace was closed over Lake Michigan:

Just hours after airspace over Lake Michigan was closed, Madison-based military jets shot down an object over Lake Huron, officials said Sunday.

It’s the third “object” shot down in as many days, following incidents in Alaska and Canada, and the fourth since the downing of a Chinese spy balloon off the coast of South Carolina Feb. 4.


The object had been flying at about 20,000 feet over Lake Huron in a path and altitude that raised concerns about it being a hazard to civilian aviation, according to Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder, the Pentagon press secretary.  

Officials told the Associated Press that President Biden ordered the object shot down and that it was believed to be the same one tracked over Montana Saturday and monitored by the government beginning the night before.

Madison-based U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jets downed the object on Sunday. “The location chosen for this shoot down afforded us the opportunity to avoid impact to people on the ground while improving chances for debris recovery,” according to a release from the U.S. Department of Defense.

The object landed in Lake Huron about 15 nautical miles from shore.

Wisconsin’s not far from the action after all. 

Sun blasts big X1-class solar flare, spacecraft sees it:

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