“Jetpack Man” Stumps Los Angeles Officials

“Jetpack Man” is an unknown person — or object — that has been observed flying what appears to be an unauthorized jetpack around the Los Angeles area at least 5 times between 2020 and 2021. Multiple airplane pilots have reported seeing jetpack man at altitudes around 5,000 feet. It’s unknown whether each sighting is the same person, or whether it might be a drone designed to look like a person with a jetpack. Neither jetpacks nor large drones are commonly flown at that altitude or at that distance from land, and there have been no sightings of a takeoff or landing. Both the FBI and FAA believe jetpack man is actually a balloon. Of course, the public has believed government officials in the past, only to learn years or decades later that they were deceived.