Possible ‘UFO’ Spotting Prompts Hundreds of California Residents to Call 911

Merely a few nights ago, panic sparked among California citizens who claimed to have seen a UFO. In turn, hundreds of calls were received by 911.

And while the figure in the sky may have appeared to be a possible UFO, it turns out that it was actually the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket was launched just days ago and apparently it lit up the sky like something from a science fiction film. This rocket was sent into space carrying 10 satellites into orbit. It left an intense bright trail as it made its way through the night sky.

As a matter of fact, Demi Lovato even tweeted about it. Her tweet stated as follows:

“I’m calling bullshit on SpaceX’s excuse. That shit’s a UFO and there’s been others that have been seen that are just like it!!”

Now whether you believe it was a rocket or an alien ship is up to you, I for one believe it was in-fact the Falcon 9 but, who knows. This rocket was launched from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in Central California and the marvelous ‘show’ was brought about by the rocket’s exhaust as it met the air. This phenomenon had so many stumped and worried that there were at least 130 calls made to 911 about it.

Meteorologist Marshall Shepherd wrote this on the subject:

“Water vapor from the aircraft engine exhaust is immediately exposed to very cold temperatures at very high altitudes. The impurities in the exhausts and the very cold temperatures are the perfect recipe for a condensation trail.”

“These twilight phenomena or twilight effects occur when the unburned fuel particles in the rocket trail and water condense, freeze and then expand in the thinner upper atmosphere. Because rocket trails extend high into the stratosphere and mesosphere (see figure below), they catch high altitude sunlight long after the sun has set on the ground. The small exhaust particles diffract sunlight and produce pink, blue, green and orange colors, making the twilight phenomenon all the more spectacular.”

This was the 18th and final launch for the 2017 calendar year and according to CNN made SpaceX the busiest private-sector rocket company in the world. Elon Musk (CEO of SpaceX), of course, took advantage of all of the buzz going on about this launch and tweeted jokingly about aliens only to come out afterward and say that there will be a heavy launch next month with 3 rocket cores and 3X thrust. Nuclear alien UFO from North Korea pic.twitter.com/GUIHpKkkp5

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