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UFO Over Southern California? Navy Says It's A Missile Test

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Sun, 08 Nov 2015 04:49:50 Z)

The bright object with a blue trail streaking across the western sky caused many Los Angeles residents to think they were seeing an alien spacecraft Saturday night, November 7, 2015.

But the U.S. Navy acknowledged the dramatic light show was a Trident missile launched from a submarine.

Watch a video posted soon after by some guys in Sherman Oaks, California. You'll see why they were startled.

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About the author:

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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