A number of hovering lights were seen above the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego on Monday, June 27. The lights, which were visible for a while enough for numerous city dwellers to record them, generated a lot of uncertainty after being shared on social media. You would not be shocked to find that many people believed that the fireballs were caused by extraterrestrial life, as though the first encounter from extraterrestrial life would include lingering above a city for a short period of time before returning home.
One witness told ABC 10 San Diego, “These were coming back and going, traveling different directions, and all of a sudden came as a cluster together.” It was unquestionably not from this planet. Others made the idea that it was space debris burning up in the atmosphere or military trials of brand-new aircraft. But a more straightforward explanation for the orange-red fireballs that resembled flares over the water was that they were ship flares.
The US Coast Guard verified to ABC 10 San Diego that the lights were flares; they think the US Navy had launched them as part of a training exercise, but they are not sure. If you’re worried about an alien invasion, this is fantastic news. However, it’s horrible news if you ever need to use a distress signal because you now know that a large percentage of prospective rescuers will notice the lights and instead of sending help, they’ll just assume it’s E.T.
On Friday night over Australia, a stunning bolt of light streaked through the night sky. Online attention to the improvised light display was significant, but this was no ordinary meteor (nor a UFO sighting). The whirling fireball was a piece of space trash launched by a Russian rocket as it descended to Earth, as numerous scientists have since noted.
Numerous sky watchers and inhabitants of northern Tasmania and Victoria observed the occurrence on Friday night shortly after sunset. Many videos shared on social media depict a light trail gently travelling over the night sky. The Melbourne-based Victorian Storm Chasers (see video below), who broadcast a 30-second clip of the light shot by Melissa Aldridge in Cashmore near Portland, offered one of the more speculative pieces of video.