BREAKING: Suspected Chinese Spy Balloon Seen In Southeast Missouri

Multiple residents of Southeast Missouri claim to have seen the suspected Chinese spy balloon floating through the region.

Among those reporting such a sighting was 117th District State Representative Mike Henderson.

Several listeners have also stated they saw the balloon, including a male who said he saw the balloon close to the Holiday Inn Club Vacations Timber Creek Resort in de Soto, near State Route JJ by Highway 67.

Other Missouri media outlets have reported similar spottings.

The balloon was initially spotted earlier this week over Montana. China has claimed that the balloon is being used for research “such as meteorology,” but the United States  Defense Department believes that the balloon is a surveillance device. It is currently not believed to be a threat. The Pentagon suspects that shooting it down would pose a greater risk than letting it remain airborne.