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Navy Explains Saturday’s Freaky Sky Object

The eerie light that shot across the night sky on 11/7 and shocked Southern California residents was an unarmed Trident II (D5) missile being tested by the U.S. Navy. The missile was fired from the Kentucky, a massive submarine located in the Pacific Test Range off Southern California’s coast, a navy spokesperson told the San Diego Union-Tribune. John Daniels, spokesperson for the navy’s Strategic Systems Programs office, said the test was unannounced because it was classified. A second test launch took place on the afternoon of 11/9.

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