BREAKING NEWS: FAA Has Re-Opened Area Temporarily Marked As “National Defense Airspace” Over Lake Michigan To Investigate “Potential Contact”

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The Federal Aviation Administration issued a notice on Sunday, according to which they have reopened a “national defense airspace” area over Lake Michigan, which was previously closed down.

The organization revealed that it restricted access to the area so that the U.S. military could inspect a “potential contact.” 

Later on, it was determined there was no possible threat.

Last week on Saturday, the FAA declared a national defense airspace over a portion of Montana in response to an unidentified flying object shot down in Canada. 

Initially, the FAA announced on Sunday:

“Pilots who do not adhere to the following [procedure] may be intercepted, detained, and interviewed by law enforcement or security personnel.” 

Later, the organization sent this statement to Fox News Digital:

“The FAA briefly closed some airspace over Lake Michigan to support Department of Defense activities. The airspace has been reopened.”

However, later that same day, the FAA ended its restrictions over Montana after the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) issued a statement disclosing that the unidentified object was just a radar anomaly.

The GOP Rep. from Montana, Matt Rosendale, also issued a statement through Twitter. He stated that the U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) thinks that there is no anomaly but there is an actual unidentified object above Montana.

Rosendale tweeted:

“I am in constant communication with NORCOM (sic) and they have just advised me that they have confidence there IS an object and it WAS NOT an anomaly. I am waiting now to receive visual confirmation. Our nation’s security is my priority.”

On Saturday, NORAD released a statement revealing that it: 

“detected a radar anomaly and sent fighter aircraft to investigate.”

The statement added:

“Those aircraft did not identify any object to correlate to the radar hits. NORAD will continue to monitor the situation.”

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