Alert: Unknown Missile Launch (Update)

Surely by now you’ve heard about the “mystery missile” that darted across the Southern California sky. Military officials and other federal authorities don’t appear to have a clue as to what the flying object could have been. But some outside experts have a simple explanation for the uproar: What appeared to be a projectile┬áspreading across the sky in the video was simply a contrail, the plume of smoke that airplanes typically leave in their wake.

(UPDATE: The Pentagon is now also saying that it was a plane.)

“This thing is so obviously an airplane contrail, and yet apparently all the king’s horses and all the king’s men can’t find someone to stand up and say it,” John Pike, a defense and aerospace expert, told the Washington Post’s John Pomfret. Pike noted that the projectile was moving much slower than a missile would, adding that “there’s a reason that they’re called rockets.”

via Yahoo

Oh, of course. It was a plane. Nothing to see here, move along…

Alert: Unknown Missile Launch

(Nov. 9) — An unexplained missile shot across the sky off the coast of Los Angeles and was caught on video by a CBS News traffic helicopter during Monday night’s rush hour. Today, the missile is still a mystery. A Navy spokesman told CBS affiliate KFMB that it was not theirs, and so far the Pentagon has not been able to explain it either. The missile was reportedly about 35 miles west of L.A. and just north of Catalina Island.

NBC’s Pentagon correspondent, Jim Miklaszewski, reports that a missile launch would not have been planned so close to a major city, and at the very least, residents would have been warned a test was imminent. A senior Pentagon official told him, “This is bizarre.”

Try, this is bullshit. They don’t know where it came from, hahaha.

Watch the dramatic video below:

via AOL