On Saturday night, people around the world paid attention to a UFO seen flying over California. A bright light with a strange blue trail appeared in the sky along the California coast, and could be seen in Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. Of course, conspiracy theories immediately formed around the strange object in the sky.
On Sunday, Navy commander Ryan Perry addressed the public. Perry identified the bright light as a rocket from a planned missile test, launched from a submarine off the coast.
“Navy Strategic Systems Programs conducted scheduled Trident II (D5) missile test flight at sea from USS Kentucky, an Ohio Class SSBN, in the Pacific Test Range off the coast of Southern California. Each test activity provides valuable information about our systems, thus contributing to assurance in our capabilities,” said Perry in his address to the public on Sunday morning.
UFOs are real!!! Tripping out https://t.co/M2CK9GPCwm
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) November 8, 2015
Earlier in the week, LAX announced that they were diverting flights away from the ocean to avoid military testing. Although LAX announced their flight plans, the public was not warned about the Saturday night tests over the ocean, and were predictably taken aback by the strange bright light. The government has access to the space until Thursday, so it is possible that California will see light from another test.
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO THINK THAT LIGHT WAS A UFO OPEN YOUR EYES TO THE TRUTH pic.twitter.com/EnkMMl27QP
— marissa (@awmarissa) November 9, 2015
Some theorists on twitter guessed correctly that the light was a part of a military rocket test, pointing to similar footage of a NASA test in Cape Canaveral earlier this year. Others theorized that the light was from a meteor shower, a plane, or something more mysterious.
Although the military has provided answers about the origin of the flying object, some are still not convinced and are testing theories against other reported UFO sightings.
That being said, some incredibly beautiful footage of the UFO (rocket) was captured: