Someone has got some explaining to do.
A giant U.S. surveillance blimp came untethered today around noon and is now floating 16,000 feet over Pennsylvania. Oh, and two F-16s have been deployed to monitor the situation.
JLENS blimp has broken free of its tether and is now over Pennsylvania at 16,000 feet. Two fighter jets are monitoring: NORAD spokesman— Matthew Hay Brown (@matthewhaybrown) October 28, 2015
The blimp is part of the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Netted Sensor System (JLENS), a radar system used to pick up aerial threats.
But now it has become a threat itself to the good people of Pennsylvania, who are being advised to call 911 if they spot the monstrosity.
And because people on the Internet are horrible, they made some dumb jokes about the blimp.
should've seen it coming when the blimp befriended a young boy pic.twitter.com/fYgRW4BZDC— Daric Snyder (@daricsnyder) October 28, 2015
Pennsylvanians if you see this blimp floating above you don't worry it's just unmoored and will be shot down soon pic.twitter.com/ghrZby3vPF— el Sooper ن (@SooperMexican) October 28, 2015
"They're never gonna let me near that blimp again." pic.twitter.com/3Y1qHwwDx4— Matthew (@Matthops82) October 28, 2015
Blimp 2K15, where are you?