In fact, it was in my neck of the woods.
The USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) (along with numerous skipper sized surface craft, I assume) is arriving in the splashdown zone for balloon recovery. pic.twitter.com/dq7lWrHzKm— The Intel Crab (@IntelCrab) February 4, 2023
If you look at the point where it splashed down, just north are the southern barrier islands of North Carolina. Oak Island is about four miles from where I live.
It was supposedly shot down by "US fighter jets". I want to state, for the record, that I was at the shooting range when this thing went down. 'Nuff said.
Update Oops! Looks like they didn't shoot it down in time: "Biden Announces U.S. Surrender To Chinese Balloon".