Stephen King isn't having a bar of information about the Chinese weather balloon controversy, putting doubt on the whole investigation.
2023 will be a busy year for bubbles, much like the one that sparked the 2016 clown craze, as supposedly Chinese balloons have been seen across the world. Some conspiracy researchers believe they're simply very dull weather balloons.
King doesn't believe the official military line around this ongoing phenomenon, saying he doesn't believe they're unsure about what they shot down. Given the history of cover-ups from the military with "weather balloons" since the 1940s, King might have a point.
Something crashed in the Roswell desert of New Mexico in 1947, and the United States denied it as a weather balloon, despite eye-witness testimony.
There are plenty of Roswell skeptics out there, with beliefs ranging from being an espionage probe to being proof of extraterrestrial life entering Earth, or even Cold War henanigans. Although these apparently Chinese weather balloons are not aliens, it does seem like history is repeating itself.
In fact, this entire story sounds like a pulpy King horror short story — or a 1950s comic book. What this news story implies is that there has been plenty of speculative fiction written over the years, although none as much as the Roswell incident.