Chinese balloon floated over local area Friday

FLOATING ALONG–Frank Melliere of Modoc snapped this picture of the Chinese balloon while it was in the local area on Friday. His pictures of the balloon caught national attention and was featured on CBS This Morning and Face the Nation.

On Friday afternoon, Feb. 3, around 5 p.m., those in the local area were able to view an odd sight in the sky – the infamous Chinese balloon.

Reports note the United States government alleges the balloon was a spy or surveillance balloon, while the Chinese government states it was simply a civilian weather balloon that had drifted off course.

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