The Pentagon insisted no arm of the US military was responsible for a mystery "missile" that left a vapour trail off the coast of southern California yesterday.
Video footage aired on US television showed an object with a big plume of smoke about 56km off the coast heading in a northwest direction. The immediate speculation was that it was a missile launched from a US nuclear submarine or ship.
But the Pentagon appeared puzzled, insisting no military rocket launch had occurred since last Friday. Pentagon spokesman Colonel David Lapan said: "Nobody within the Department of Defence we've reached out to has been able to explain what this contrail is, where it came from." continue reading
Here are just a few news reports:
The missile trail
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