What Are These Mysterious Objects Floating Over Kansas City?

Photos and video show mysterious spherical objects floating above Kansas City, Missouri.
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It's like something out of "The X-Files."

Two strange white orbs spotted over Kansas City, Missouri, have even meteorologists perplexed. 

Some thought the spherical objects were weather balloons. When asked to investigate, the National Weather Service of Kansas City had no answer.

❓ We've taken several calls in our newsroom about these two orbs spotted in the Kansas City sky tonight. This picture was taken near KCI Airport. @NWSKansasCity pic.twitter.com/fz4kGTIk1h

— KMBC (@kmbc) June 21, 2019

"We honestly have no explanation for the floating objects over Kansas City," they tweeted. 

We honestly have no explanation for the floating objects over Kansas City.

— NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) June 21, 2019

There was also speculation that it was all part of Google's Project Loon, which uses large balloons to provide internet service in remote areas. 

But Google reportedly shot that theory down.

Turns out, the most likely culprit seems to be a shadowy Pentagon body called the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which tweeted that it had launched balloons as part of a flight test that began Monday.

Last night, DARPA launched 3 balloons from Cumberland, Maryland, in a flight test for the Adaptable Lighter Than Air prgm. Over next few days, ALTA will demonstrate capability for wind-borne navigation of a lighter-than-air vehicle over extended ranges. https://t.co/Og8dWCvszc pic.twitter.com/NjUB6Got94

— DARPA (@DARPA) June 18, 2019

Flight radar reportedly shows two of the balloons nearly 1,000 miles from where they started, passing over, yes, Kansas City.