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UFO Over Los Angeles Is US Navy Missile Test But Everyone Freaks Out Anyway

08/11/2015 10:12 GMT | Updated 08/11/2015 14:59 GMT

The skies of Los Angeles were lit up with an incredible sight on Saturday night as what appeared to be a UFO/meteor (depending on your conspiracy levels) took over the heavens.

(Skip to 1:19 in the video above for the best bit.)

Needless to say people freaked out a little. Even one of the Kardashians.

And Josh Groban.

Here's my video of the impending doom! Enjoy! Sound muted to spare you the 100 "WTF"'s.

A video posted by Josh Groban (@joshgroban) on

Fortunately it wasn't aliens but a US Navy missile test (almost as terrifying to be fair).

Cmdr. Ryan Perry, of the Navy’s Third Fleet, said the Trident II (D5) was a scheduled launch from an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine in the Pacific Test Range.

The official announcement appears to have not done much to assuage people's fears and the rather optimistic #AliensTakingOverEarthParty hashtag to began trend on Twitter.