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Pentagon, Everybody Else Confused By Mysterious Missile Launched Near California

So it seems like a missile was launched in Southern California. That’s certainly alarming enough as it is, but prepare to be doubly alarmed: nobody, not even the Pentagon, knows who launched it.

According to the AP, the magical mystery missile toured the California sky, and a CBS affiliate captured footage of it via helicopter.

Pentagon spokesman Col. Dave Lapan confirmed that the missile isn’t a threat to national security. But he also said:

Nobody within the Department of Defense that we’ve reached out to has been able to explain what this contrail is, where it came from. So far, we’ve come up empty with any explanation.

Crazy. The LA Times has more (though not by much) on the story, as does the video below, which includes clips from a rather speculative CBS affiliate and from Fox News.

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