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Pentagon: ‘Mystery Missile’ Was Probably Airplane

Pentagon: 'Mystery Missile' Was Probably Airplane
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The Pentagon says that an airplane and not a missile launch was the likely cause of a large vapor trail in the skies off Southern California's coast.

A CBS affiliate on Monday videotaped the vapor trail that many viewers thought resembled the cloudy track of a missile in flight. But military officials said they did not know of any rockets being launched in the area.

Defense Department spokesman Col. Dave Lapan says that officials are satisfied the phenomenon was an airplane vapor trail distorted by camera angle, winds and other environmental factors.

He says military experts studied the video and talked to all the government agencies that might have been involved in a missile launch and none reported having launched one.

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'Mystery Missile Launch'

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Avatar for user 'hopeheadsd'

hopeheadsd | November 10, 2010 at 3:20 p.m. ― 3 years, 10 months ago

Of course it was ;)

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moneil1966 | November 10, 2010 at 5:12 p.m. ― 3 years, 10 months ago

The whole thing is fishy. I am not a 'conspiratorist' per se but just the trajectory alone does not look like any that a standard plane would present. I know some have said the trajectory is not really as it seems - that it was all due to camera angle. That aside, it sort of reminds me of the mysterious incident involving the passenger plane that blew up over the Atlantic - what was that, about 10 yrs or more ago and there was no definitive explanation for it. Witnesses say they saw what appeared to be a missle intercept it. Further it is HIGHLY unusual to have a midair explosion like that due to wiring. Perhaps that was due to some internal major electrical snafu but this doesnt smell right to me. I also find it curious the lack of comment in a town that has such a predominance of military and DOD. And it apparently had a former military leader pretty convinced per the news story. I dont think either way that it is necessarily a bad thing that the miliary doesnt want to comment too much on this but it just further leads me to believe it was indeed some military exercise that went awry and no one wants to publicly fess up to it, esp with the President being overseas. What an embarrassment that would be. At the end of the day if it was supposedly a plane, why cant the FAA review its flight records and confirm if this was indeed a plane?

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andriapay | November 12, 2010 at 10:13 p.m. ― 3 years, 10 months ago

Monday, Nov 8, a news chopper caught an unpredicted sight. An unannounced unknown missile launched. The launch was from a sea-based area. Triangulation puts it at about 35 miles out. Popular theories say that the unknown missile may be NASA’s black Brant IX rockets, or possibly an optical illusion from an approaching aircraft. Whatever this is, you know that there would be mass amounts of ">personal loans taken out to cover up or uncover the truth if it really were a missile.

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