Everyone is still buzzing about the Nov. 7 U.S. Navy missle test that had many residents of southern California think they were seeing a UFO. A Naval official now explains to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY why the military exercise looked like we were being visited by martians!
Following the Navy’s secret Trident missle test, residents from southern California all the way in to neighboring Arizona and Nevada saw what couldn’t be explained. Did we need to call Mulder and Scully from The X-Files? Was this finally a close encounter with aliens? Nope, it was simply the visual effects of the missle’s deployment, and a Naval official has the optical explanation for HollywoodLife.com exclusively!
“We do these tests about once a year. The reason this missile was so visible was because of the time of day it was done. Had been launched any earlier or later, it would not have so visible. What people were seeing was a combination of the missile and the reflection of the sunlight. The blue light that people saw was a reflection of the sunlight,” the Public Affairs Officer for the Navy’s Strategic Systems Program tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. Whew, well that’s a relief!
While some may want to call out the military as trying to cover up an actual UFO visit, Nick Pope, former UFO investigator for the British Government tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that, “While it’s not nearly as exciting as theories about an impending alien invasion, I think that on this occasion the official explanation is the correct one. Conspiracy theorists will probably accuse me of being part of the cover-up for saying this, but in most of these cases, the simplest explanation is usually the right one”
The mystery light began as a small blip in the sky around 6pm PST on Nov. 7, then burst into a full-fledged ball of blue streak, which to the credit of all concerned citizens, did look like some kind of aircraft traveling rapidly. But since the Navy didn’t announce the test flight in advance (it’s policy not to do so), people were frightened and puzzled by what they saw. The internet exploded with photos and video of what many thought was a UFO!
HollywoodLifers, did you think the missile was a UFO when you first saw the video and photos? Tell us in the comments!
— Beth Shilliday