Science With Swope: What Was That Balloon Over Oklahoma City?

News 9's Lacey Swope breaks down a mysterious sighting that was seen in the skies across central Oklahoma.

Friday, August 18th 2023, 10:18 am



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News 9 has received several photos of a mysterious balloon that was seen across the sky throughout parts of central Oklahoma.

What is the balloon?

It’s called Project Loon 653, which is an Aerostar balloon that went up around 65,000 feet above surface level.

News 9 was told this was part of a U.S. military project, and Lacey Swope said it’s gathering near real-time satellite data.

Lacey said the balloon initially launched in South Dakota three days ago before making its way across Oklahoma.

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