Wednesday, June 13, 2018

A mysterious object was seen off the coast of a Washington state island. The military denies it was a missile launch. (Facebook photo via SkunkBay Weather)

FOX News: Mystery object spotted over Washington state island, military denies missile launch

A weather camera on an island in Washington state on Sunday captured a mystery object that appears to some to be a missile in ascent, Q13Fox.com reported.

The object was spotted at 3:56 a.m. over Whidbey Island, where there is a naval air station. But a spokesman from NAS Whidbey Island said there are no missile capabilities at the base.

"There's a lot of speculation around here,” Tom Mills, the spokesman, said. "But it's definitely not a missile launch."

A professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington speculated that the object looks like a missile.

“I’ve seen a lot of stuff,” Cliff Mass, the professor, said. “But nothing like this.”

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Update #1: Missile launch? Lens flare? Mysterious object spotted over Whidbey Island raises questions -- Q13 FOX
Update #2: Pentagon Denies Knowledge of Mysterious Flying Object on US West Coast -- Sputnik

WNU Editor: That is a missile launch. But why launch at 4:00 AM? Followed by denials. Someone wants to keep this missile launch secret.

5 comments:

Fusion said...

Swamp gas. Move along folks.

Lori Gattuso said...

Whidbey doesn't have the capability to launch missiles.......could it have been a sub off the coast? And would it have been our sub or someone else? There was an incident like this off the coast of LA during evening rush hour in 2010 or so; that one was definitely a missile launch but it was not ours as no notams were issues and standard procedures were not performed. I used to do safety chase for missile launches back in the early 1990s; we always went through certain protocols like listing them on notams (notice to airmen)., having safety chase, etc.

Lori Gattuso said...

On second thought, that surprise missile launch in November of (I think) 2010 could have been ours but not with standard protocols; our then president Obama was in Air Force One flying to an international meeting. This mystery launch also happened (I think) with our President Trump airborne and headed to Singapore. Were these launches a message to someone, or something innocent?

Anonymous said...

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/21461/lets-talk-about-that-mysterious-rocket-launch-over-whidbey-island-photo-from-washington

Lori Gattuso said...

I read the war zone article. I don't buy it. I used to do safety chase for missile launches from subs and surface ships in the early 90's, and have seen many launches. I flew for 14 years, and am familiar with what aircraft look like at night. It would have helped to have a video of that launch instead of time lapse, but that was not a helicopter. It was a missile launch. The only thing I can think of is that it was a message that folks like us are not privy to. It does make our warnewsupdates blogger's article on how North America is not ready for nuclear war all the more pertinent, though. Messages like that could escalate and have unintended consequences.