Strange UFO-like light in the sky turns out to be something much more deadly
People looking up to the sky thought they may have spotted a UFO as an eerie strange light shot into the sky on Tuesday night.
But the white light was in fact a missile from the Trident II submarine on a test launch in southern Florida, in the USA.
One eyewitness, who spotted the odd sight, tweeted to say: “Literally just saw a UFO in South Florida!”
Another added: “Me and my brother just witnessed a UFO flying over south Florida.
“Never in my life have I ever seen anything like this. No joke.
“It was triangle, with dim orange-ish lights at every corner. This was the realist unexplainable thing I’ve ever seen.”
A series of notices to airmen – or NOTAMs – was posted by the American government before the Trident-II SLBM launch.
They reported that the missile had a downrange travel distance of about 5,200 miles, with a re-entry area east of Ascension Island.
It was unclear if the launch was from a US Navy or Royal Navy nuclear sub, the paper noted.
A CBS News meteorologist also tweeted that it was not a UFO.
He said: “No that’s not a UFO. It was a Trident-II SLBM Missile Test from a submarine off the coast of Florida.
“The missile test had been scheduled for the past few days and we just so happened to catch it tonight.”
Eric Vandernoot, an astronomy and physics lab coordinator at Florida Atlantic University, agreed.
He told WPTV: “The fact that you’re seeing people from the Hobe Sound and the Bahamas seeing it simultaneously tells me that it’s extremely high up in the sky.
“This clearly seems to indicate to me it’s really high up in the sky, so people should not be worried.”