February 2023. Yanks find an octagonal object in the sky, with strings attached.

Mid February and following the shooting down of three suspected Chinese 'Spy Balloons' in under a week, Americans discover what they described as 'an octagonal object with strings attached'. Flying at around 20,000 feet over the Canadian US border. So, using two US$400,000 a pop Sidewinder missiles (the first one missed presumably to continue on until blowing up some poor elk somewhere), they shot that one down too.