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.
— Michael Oman-Reagan (@OmanReagan) November 8, 2015
(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.
UFOs are real!!! Tripping out https://t.co/M2CK9GPCwm— Khloé (@khloekardashian) November 8, 2015
And Josh Groban.
Fortunately it wasn't aliens but a US Navy missile test (almost as terrifying to be fair).
#OCSDPIO: Light seen in OC sky was confirmed through JWA tower to be a Naval test fire off the coast. No further details.— OC Sheriff, CA (@OCSD) November 8, 2015
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.
We don't come to take your cows okay?November 8, 2015