In the United States, people are simply fascinated with strange occurrences, and the unknown. It is no wonder that many people were confused when they saw a strange, bright light in the sky. This mysterious occurrence occurred earlier in the month, on a Sunday evening. The bright light streaked over the California night sky. This light was so bright, that it was reported in Colorado, Nevada, Arizona and even Mexico. What exactly was this strange light, where did it come from, and was it really supernatural?
Area residents report what they saw
There were many accounts reported by residents stretching from Southern California to the San Francisco Bay area. Although each person thought the light was something different, most people detailed exactly what the light looked like, using the same terms. It was a bright, shining light that looked as if it was moving throughout the sky. Some could see the color fading from a bright red to a white, blue, or green. People had no idea what was going on. There were ideas thrown around that the light was a meteor, nuclear bomb, a secret NASA project, or celestial sighting. Several videos were posted to popular social media websites where the light actually looked like it was headed toward the ground. It was definitely a sight to behold, but it didn’t turn out to be anything out of the ordinary.
What was the strange light?
The United States Navy announced later, that the bright light came from an unarmed Trident missile, which was launched from the Kentucky submarine off the coast of Southern California. They claimed that this was in fact a scheduled launch, while residents nearby told news reporters that they always announce these types of missile launches ahead of time. The Navy did respond to state that this particular type of missile launch is not routinely announced, but is classified after the launch takes place. NBC News reported that the missile was not armed. A spokesperson for the United States Navy states that, “Navy Strategic Systems Programs conducted scheduled Trident II (D5) missile test flight at sea from USS Kentucky, an Ohio Class SSBN, in the Pacific Test Range off the coast of Southern California. The tests were part of a scheduled, on-going system evaluation test. The Trident II is a submarine-launched ballistic missile.” Viewers simply experienced the military taking part in a series of tests, in order to make sure their system is reliable.
Viewers believe it was really just a missile?
Even after the Navy came out with their statement announcing that the light came from a tested missile launch, there were still people who didn’t want to believe it, and thought it was all just a cover up. There are always going to be certain individuals who want to believe in the extraterrestrial, and that there is life beyond planet Earth. Unfortunately for these people, they are just going to have to come to terms that the mysterious light was not out of the ordinary.