The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a commercial airline pilot reported seeing a jet pack near LAX.
The sighting occurred around 2.45pm Thursday about 15 miles east of the airport.
This isn’t the first time the FAA has been alerted to possible jet pack sightings near LAX. Several sightings have been reported since October 2020 and there have been continued sightings reported every few months.
The FAA has worked with the FBI to investigate every jet pack sighting, and so far none, including Thursday’s reported sighting, have been verified. In fact, in November 2021, the Los Angeles Police Department released a video of some strange balloons they believe may be responsible for the jet pack reports.
The video, captured in November 2020, shows a skeleton-shaped balloon, possibly an inflatable Jack Skellington from the movie ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’.
It is currently unclear what the reported jet pack sightings actually are, but some experts have said it is unlikely to be a person due to the high altitude of the sightings. Another theory that has been floated, other than balloons, is a high-powered drone with a dummy attached.
Maybe we’ll never know for sure what’s behind the jet pack sightings at LAX, but it’s always fun to theorize.
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