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What was that strange object in the sky Sunday?

A strange object in the Southwest Louisiana sky Sunday turned out to be the Gryphon-17, a high...
A strange object in the Southwest Louisiana sky Sunday turned out to be the Gryphon-17, a high altitude balloon. This image was shot through a telescope.(KPLC viewer)
Published: Feb. 17, 2020 at 10:43 AM CST
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Several viewers around Southwest Louisiana reported seeing a strange object in the sky Sunday.

The object could be seen all around the area and did not appear to be moving - of course leaving people to wonder whether it was a UFO.

Our weather team investigated and it turns out it was a high-altitude balloon. The Gryphon-17 Stratollite was launched from Tucson, Arizona on Feb. 12 and is making its way across the United States.

You can track its movement HERE.

This close-up photo of an unidentifiable object in the sky over Lake Charles was sent to me by Mary Celeste Venable this...

Posted by Ben Terry KPLC on Sunday, February 16, 2020
A strange object in the Southwest Louisiana sky Sunday turned out to be the Gryphon-17, a high...
A strange object in the Southwest Louisiana sky Sunday turned out to be the Gryphon-17, a high altitude balloon.(KPLC viewer)

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