On Nov. 9 the images of a mysterious missile launch off the coast of Los Angeles made the news. The footage, shot by a KCBS news helicopter, shows what seems to be a missile or a rocket launched on Nov. 8, 2010, shooting up into the sky and leaving a large contrail over the Pacific Ocean.
The video is available on YT:
The launch, with a westerly trajectory, originated from the Ocean, some 35 miles north-west of Santa Catalina Island around 5PM local time. What is extremely weird is that nobody within the US Department of Defense, US Navy, US Air Force and NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) was able to determine whether it was really a missile to be launched off the coast of souther California and, above all, who may have launched it. Pentagon officials said that initial indications were that the military was not involved. Many civilian contractors operate in the area (where a firing range is located) but I don’t think they test such large missiles without prior notice. Someone said it could be an optical illusion caused by an airliner contrail but in my opinion it IS a missile, most probably a SLBM (Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile), since the contrails starts from the sea. Whether it was a controlled/secret test by the US military must still be determined even if I suspect that the military already know much more than they have said so far. Another thrilling hypothesis is that of a rogue event from a Russian or Chinese submarine: a “show of force” just to prove to the US that someone can attack America from its backyard; something that, at least for the moment, I would leave to the plot of a Tom Clancy novel….