Video from unidentified image captured by camera aboard a CBS affiliate KCBS helicopter on the evening of November 8, 2010.
An unidentified contrail captured on video November 9, 2010 is remarkably similar to an unidentified contrail captured on video last New Year’s Eve. Some experts are saying the incident is actually a jetliner flying from Hawaii toward the United States. Early news reports said the unidentified object was not a threat to the United States because it was heading West. Witnesses that captured the New Year’s Eve event are adamant that the object was not an airplane. The videographer in that case followed the object and could no longer find it — causing him to exclude the conjecture that the object was an aircraft that was flying eastbound and passing overhead.
A missile? A UFO? Or a routine commercial jetliner with a contrail. Then what flight number? And why aren’t other jetliners producing at least some other scale of contrail display?
Video from unidentified image capture by Blaine Rieger on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2009.
YouTube user GrooveTraveler: “The trail rises from behind Santa Catalina Island … This video clearly shows A MISSILE!!! Shot through my Barska 20-60×60 with a Canon PowerShot A1000is.” (Captured December 31, 2009.)
“There is no evidence to suggest that this is anything else other than a condensation trail from an aircraft,”
— Pentagon spokesman Colonel Dave Lapan, who reiterated that there was no threat to America.
The Defense Department released a statement early Wednesday after saying that the sighting was an airplane, not a missile, that left a mysterious vapor trail off the coast of Southern California.