‘You Couldn’t Make This Stuff Up’ Dept: UFOs turn out to be Red Bull Skydivers

3198353770_31a234be92 Those strange bright lights residents saw in the night sky earlier this month over Santa Monica Bay turned out not to be UFOs after all, but rather two daredevils from the Red Bull Air Force who decided to jump out of an airplane with night flares.

Jon DeVore and Sean MacCormac performed two night skydive demonstrations over Santa Monica on Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 around 5:30 p.m., landing on the beach near the Jonathan Club on Pacific Coast Highway, said Maddy Stephens with Red Bull, the energy drink manufacturer with headquarters in Santa Monica.

One Santa Monica resident, Jeremy Corbell, filmed both jumps and posted the footage on YouTube, drawing considerable interest from other residents who saw the bright lights. Corbell told the Daily Press last week that he thought the bright lights falling to the earth were debris. He had no idea they were skydivers.

DeVore, manager of the Red Bull Air Force, said on his blog that he had no idea people thought he and his partner may have been alien aircraft.

"As soon as I saw the videos on the news I busted up laughing," DeVore wrote on redbullairforce.com, which also includes footage of one of the jumps. "It was us jumping with our night flares."

"We had no idea they'd be spotted as UFOs," she said, "but glad we're able to help solve the mystery!"

Red Bull anyone?

Via smdp.com


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