“Mysterious missile” launched off of California coast

mystery missile

A KCBS News Helicopter caught video of a rocket or missile launching off of the California coast. The problem is nobody knows who launched it. Could this have been a secret launch by the military or was it a private rocket launch. The rocket or missile was large. Both the Navy and Air Force are denying responsibility.

NORAD released this statement:

NORAD and USNORTHCOM are aware of the unexplained contrail reported off the coast of Southern California yesterday evening.   At this time, we are unable to provide specific details, but we are working to determine the exact nature of this event. We can confirm that there is no indication of any threat to our nation and we will provide more information as it becomes available.

Great Video can be seen here at NPR

Could this simply be a plane contrail at an angle?

…and the latest on CNN

UPDATE NOV 10 – Defense department released these comments last night:

While there is nothing at this time that leads the Department of Defense to believe this is a missile launch, the department and other U.S. government agencies with expertise in aviation and space continue to look into the condensation trail (CONTRAIL) seen and reported off the coast of southern California on Monday evening.

“All DoD entities with rocket and missile programs reported no launches, scheduled or inadvertent, during the time period in the area of the reported contrail. NORAD and USNORTHCOM confirmed that it did not monitor any foreign military missile launch off the California coast yesterday and has determined that there was no threat to the US homeland.

“In addition, the FAA ran radar replays from Monday afternoon of a large area west of Los Angeles. Those replays did not reveal any fast-moving, unidentified targets. The FAA also did not receive reports of any unusual sightings from pilots who were flying in the area Monday afternoon.

“If any new information comes to light in the coming days, we will update the press and public.

Could this be the culprit?

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5 Responses to “Mysterious missile” launched off of California coast

  1. R2K says:

    It is a jet and contrail, clearly. Has the media ever gotten a rocket story right?

  2. jackie cox says:

    the media is paid to do whatever they write. bart simpson could be president if he paidthe newsmedia

  3. R2K says:

    The media is not paid by anyone but their internal revenue from advertising or subscription. They are free to report whatever they want, and in the long term it is in their interest to make news seem more exciting and dangerous so that people buy or watch their product. They also tend to simplify things because they know the average American is simple. When it comes to science, the media is hopelessly inept. But that reflects the American population again, so it is not unexpected. All the same, I find it really depressing.

  4. danke says:

    I have no idea what it is, but I’m sure Halibuton is involved.

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