Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Things that make you go "Hmmmm ..."

[Update 10 Nov 2010: Some are saying this is merely a commercial jet contrail, as seen from a certain angle - see Jet contrails from some angles look like missile trails for one such analysis]

Apparently, someone launched a missile off the coast of Los Angeles yesterday evening:

Via Karl Denninger, who has his own commentary here.

From Fox News: Missile Shot Off Los Angeles Still a Mystery for Pentagon Officials

... The Missile Defense Agency told Fox News it did not launch any test missile Monday night that could explain the dramatic images. The Navy and the Air Force were also unable to offer an explanation.

[Col. Dave] Lapan said it does not appear that whatever was flying was part of a "regularly scheduled missile test." He noted that before a missile test, notifications are sent to mariners and airmen. This does not appear to be the case here.

At this point, the military is working only with video taken from the local news camera, and NORAD and Northcom apparently were not able to detect the contrail on their own. [emphasis added]

It appears from the video, Lapan said, the object was launched from the water and not U.S. soil, though at this point there is no way to be certain. ...

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