Montana Governor Greg Gianforte reports that he was recently told about a reported explosion that happened in Billings, Montana, tonight.
The governor assures that they are “monitoring the situation.”
On Friday night, an explosion was reported in the sky over Billings, Montana.
Footage captures a plume of smoke in the area where the balloon was last seen.
A video posted to Twitter tonight shows a jet flying by, followed by a massive explosion and a trail of white smoke that stayed in the sky long after the jet was gone.
Ok, so here’s what I just caught I few minutes ago out my window. I saw a jet go by so fast and then explosion in the sky. Holy crap! Billings MT. pic.twitter.com/swr8ERC6pf — Dolly Moore (@MMtTreasures) February 4, 2023
Other witnesses have stepped up to corroborate the video, saying that something seems to have been shot out of the sky, though it remains unknown exactly who did this and why.
It is still uncertain whether the explosion caught in the video is related to the Chinese spy balloon reportedly spotted flying over Billings, Montana, and currently being tracked by the Pentagon.
It is reported that U.S. defense officials say that the balloon has not exploded and was not struck down by the U.S. military, though that may remain to be seen.
The Pentagon has recently confirmed that there has been a second Chinese surveillance balloon spotted flying over Latin America.
BREAKING: Billings, Montana @MMtTreasures just captured video moments after seeing a jet “go by so fast and then an explosion in the sky.” Was it the #ChinaBalloon? Nothing from the @PentagonPresSec or if the balloon was still in the area today. pic.twitter.com/WfckzMRGcI— Heidi Hatch KUTV (@tvheidihatch) February 4, 2023
It seems like something may be going down.
Could this be the beginning of escalation on U.S. soil?
The military sent out helicopter units in Montana this evening.
Bozeman, Montana, a couple hours ago. Looks like the state’s readiness protocols have been activated in the wake of the Chinese spy balloon. pic.twitter.com/nA3lAH2NTw. — Timothy Alberino (@TimothyAlberino) February 3, 2023
This is a developing story.