9 November 2010, JellyBean @ 8:20 pm

A mysterious missile lit up the sky off the coast of Southern California yesterday – but military chiefs have yet to reveal who launched it.

The vapour trails from the missile could be seen from Los Angeles and miles around and in amazing images caught on video, looked to be within sight of a passenger aircraft.

The location of the missile was said to be west of Los Angeles, north of Catalina Island, and approximately 35 miles out to sea.

Local TV station KCBS captured the launch from their helicopter around 5pm local time.

The footage has left onlookers and military personnel baffled.

Colonel David Lapan, a Pentagon spokesman, said so far none of the military or Department of Defense (DoD) agencies that might have launched a missile ‘have come up and said they were involved in this.’

‘So we’re still trying to find out what the contrail off the coast of southern California was caused by,’ he said.

Read more: Daily Mail

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