Here’s the latest headline from the Los Angeles Times, on that mystery missile that appears to have blasted off into the sky from a point somewhere near Catalina Island.
“Pentagon says no evidence vapor trail came from anything but an aircraft.” -LA Times
Oh fine. And we’re supposed to just keep sucking our thumbs and accept that?
But just for kicks, let’s assume it was a plane. If so, it was no regular aircraft. The missile, or experimental aircraft, or whatever it was, appears to be visible as a point of light at the top of the contrail, moving forward at a very, very high rate of speed.
An optical illusion? I don’t think so. It used to be easier for the military to deny this stuff back in the days when there were no professional photographers shooting digital video from helicopters.
I think there are at least four plausible explanations. (But I’m no expert and Hal Fishman’s dead)
1 – The military is clueless as to what this thing was (or who launched it) and they don’t want to admit it.
2 – It was a U.S. military launch, possibly from somewhere between Catalina and Camp Pendleton, and they don’t want to talk about it.
3 – An amateur rocketeer with deep pockets is sitting at a remote launch location somewhere along the California coastline, laughing his ass off.
4 – The Mexican cartels have acquired ICBM’s.