People in California may have thought they saw aliens on Saturday night — but it was actually a rocket test.
The mysterious light, which resembled flashlight beam, was seen hurtling over Los Angeles, Long Beach and Orange County, according to Mashable. The Navy was apparently testing rockets at Point Mugu, in neighboring Ventura County.
The unexpected object prompted some to joke about aliens coming to earth in a UFO.
It’s not a UFO, it’s just the military testing missiles in case we have to fight a nuclear war with Russia. So, don’t worry.
— mat honan⭐️ (@mat) November 8, 2015
So there was a UFO sighting over Los Angeles tonight but the aliens turned away after they intercepted a video feed of Fox News. — Izzy Galvez (@iglvzx) November 8, 2015
When you just paid rent and your car payment and aliens coming pic.twitter.com/1Eo8CogEpf
— air-ee-elle.❤️ (@arieella_) November 8, 2015
everyone in los angeles right now pic.twitter.com/DqlIlrZrzq
— MACy gray (@macjamesward) November 8, 2015
Watch footage of the rocket, as posted to YouTube by Ian Houser, here: