Jerusalem (CNN) — The Israeli Air Force shot down an unidentified flying object over the Dimona nuclear plant in the Negev Desert Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces said.
The object appeared in a designated no-fly zone, the air force was scrambled and the object was shot down, the IDF said.
The object could have been a party balloon, the IDF said, but forces have not yet found the debris to determine what it was.
Historically UFOs have always been drawn to nuclear facilities, a tradition began in the USA in the late 1940s and continues in the Middle East today, with UFOs sporadically seen over Iran’s burgeoning nuclear facilities. As an aside, Wikipedia has some interesting details of illnesses and alleged human experimentation at the almost 50-year old Dimona site.
Precious few more details at CNN – including that one of their own planes was shot down near the plant in 1967, killing the pilot.