‘Aliens’ Rip Los Angeles Sky, Or Was It ‘Nuclear Bomb’?

‘Aliens’ Rip Los Angeles Sky, Or Was It ‘Nuclear Bomb’?
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A flurry of light fading from bright red to white to blue ripped from southern to northern skies in California just before 6 p.m. on Saturday night. Media and law enforcement agencies were busy attending to calls of alien sightings, meteor coming and nuclear bomb explosions.


The mysterious light can be seen as far away as Nevada and Arizona. A video posted of the occurrence by video blogger Julien Solomita was viewed for more than 3 million times already. The majority of the comments went theorizing that aliens were responsible for the odd episode. Some said it was simply UFO, an unidentified flying object that does not necessarily indicates the presence of aliens.

Speaking with The San Diego Union Tribune, a spokesman from the U.S. Navy said the incident was caused by a Trident II D5 missile test-fired by Navy’s Third Fleet. The test flight was conducted from the Kentucky, Ohio-class ballistic submarine, in the Pacific Test range off the coast of Southern California, the spokesman said.

Cmdr. Ryan Perry said the Third Fleet regularly scheduled missile testing that does not necessarily announced beforehand. “Each test activity provides valuable information about our systems, thus contributing to assurance in our capabilities,” he said in a statement obtained by The San Diego Union Tribune. He added that launching the Trident II D5 missile or any missiles of that type is classified prior test fire.

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According to the US Navy, the Trident II D5 is the latest generation of its submarine-launched fleet ballistic missiles. It is a three-stage, solid-propellant, inertially guided FBM having a range of more than 4,000 nautical miles. After two minutes, when the third stage motor starts to run, the missile is traveling in excess of 20,000 feet per second.

Video blogger Solomita does not believe the explanation from the U.S. Navy. He said from where they were at the moment, what he saw was a bright circle of light in the sky. He believes it was an alien more than a missile test fire. “I’m not 100% convinced I know what happened no matter what news channels are saying. I’m kind of remaining skeptical because we were there, and it was crazy,” Solomita said as quoted by The Los Angeles Times.

Solomita thought that if it was indeed a missile test, with such explosion, the public should be informed beforehand. “Why do a missile test over the second largest city in the U.S. and not tell anyone? That’s pretty wild,” he wondered.