There’s no telling how many times video of what appears to be a mysterious contrail (vapor trail) in the Southern California sky has been viewed; yet no one knows for sure what’s responsible for the vapor image assumed to be from a missile launch. The object, either real or imagined, appeared Monday evening, November 8th along the west coast of Southern California.
CBS News 8 spoke with a representative from the Navy who confirmed the apparent California missile had no association with the Navy or any of their operations. Both the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the United States Northern Command (NORTHCOM) indicated that there were no scheduled or accidental missile launches during this time, nor were any foreign missiles detected by either of the organizations. Additionally, the Federal Aviation Administration could not reveal any unidentified aircraft for Monday afternoon, November 8.
Is there a logical answer? Many experts are honing in with theories. One suggests the contrail is a real aircraft that has been illuminated by the sun. Some non-experts claim it’s a UFO.
Upon reviewing the missile video, John Pike, director of Global Security, a security analyst group, stated, “But at one place you can see it has changed course; rockets don’t do that.”
The good news? Even though no one knows what the missile really is or what created it, NORAD has determined that it doesn’t pose any threat to the United States.
Click here to view the video of the missile over Southern California.
Sources: CBS News 8, Huffington Post, Salt Lake City AP