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Was ‘UFO’ seen over southern U.S. part of secret military maneuvers in Pacific? — Videos

brightlightOn Saturday, a number of people from Southern California to Nevada and Arizona were perplexed by a bright light streaking across the sky — so much so that the hashtag “#UFO” began trending on Twitter.

As Twitchy reported, quite a few took video of the event and posted it to the social media site:

https://twitter.com/PiersonFode/status/663182563498835968

https://twitter.com/1DBreakUpdates/status/663205593260417024

It turns out the “UFO” was actually a Trident II (D5) missile launched from the USS Kentucky, an Ohio class submarine.

ABC7 reported:

The missile was not armed, according to the statement, and tests are conducted on a frequent, recurring basis to ensure reliability of the system.

Residents from Ventura to as far as Nevada and Arizona took photos and videos of the strange phenomenon around 6 p.m.

But was it part of a secret military maneuver being conducted in the Pacific?  ABC said that isn’t known yet.

On Friday, ABC reported that military “maneuvers over the Pacific are forcing a change in Los Angeles International Airport landings late at night…”

ABC added: “The military is not saying what exactly is causing the change, and LAX claims it’s also in the dark.”

“What’s going on this week is a mystery,” the report says.  ABC’s video report can be seen below:

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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