News Alert!!: California: Strange light appeared over California was a missile test.
According to the Untied States Coast Guard, the strange light that appeared over California on the night of Saturday, November 7th, 2015 was a confirmed missile test through the United States Navy.
** Picture from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **
NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4 reports that Cmdr. Ryan Perry with the Navy’s Third Fleet said the Navy Strategic Systems Programs conducted a scheduled Trident II (D5) missile test flight at sea from USS Kentucky and that was the cause of the bright light.
In their full statement, “Navy Strategic Systems Programs conducted scheduled Trident II (D5) missile test flight at sea from USS Kentucky, an Ohio Class SSBN, in the Pacific Test Range off the coast of Southern California. The tests were part of a scheduled, ongoing system evaluation test. Launches are conducted on a frequent, recurring basis to ensure the continued reliability of the system. Each test activity provides valuable information about our systems, thus contributing to assurance in our capabilities. The missile was not armed. Strategic Systems Programs does not routinely announce missile testing. Information regarding the test launch of Trident II (D5) missiles is classified before the launch.”
People across California reportedly seeing the strange light across the sky, including some residents in Needles, California.
There are some reports that people also seen the strange light across in Nevada, Colorado, and Arizona.