From the X Files Dept: Mystery Missile Launched Near Los Angeles

Image7036732g A mysterious missile was launched 35 miles off of the California coast last night — just west of Los Angeles and north of Catalina Island. So far, all USA military services appear totally baffled
by the event.

“Several different offices are looking into it,” says Anthony Roake, a spokesman for Air Force Space Command. “I’m reaching blanks with the folks I’ve talked to.” U.S. Strategic Command, Air Force Global Strike Command, the and Missile Defense Agency sources are similarly stumped. Roake notes the Air Force’s last launch in the area was on Friday, when an unmanned Delta 2 rocket took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base with an Italian satellite aboard.


U.S. Northern Command said it’s “unable to provide specific details… [but] can confirm that there is no threat to our nation, and from all indications this was not a launch by a foreign military.”

A local CBS TV news crew caught the suspected missile, which threw up a long, thick plume against the Pacific sunset.

Video of Missile

Via wired.com and http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/11/09/national/main7036716.shtml

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