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Video: A Bright Green Light Streaked Across SoCal Skies Last Night

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A green light was caught on video streaking across the sky Tuesday night. It was probably a meteor—or was it? 👽👽👽Around 10 p.m. last night, several people—from Central California all the way down to the Mexican border—reported seeing a strange green light moving across the night sky, according to City News Service.

U.S. Navy Lt. Laura Stragherr of the U.S. Strategic Command told City News Service via a statement:

After investigation, U.S. Strategic Command’s Functional Component Command for Space ... concluded that the information provided does not correlate to any of the more than 16,000 on-orbit cataloged objects tracked and listed in USSTRATOM’s Satellite Catalog and the publicly available website Therefore, we have determined that the reentry of a man man-made object did not occur at this time.

Griffith Park Observatory director Dr. Ed Krupp told KTLA that the light was probably some interplanetary debris that burned up as it entered the Earth's atmosphere. Krupp said this is a relatively common occurrence, though people don't often catch it.

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Here's a dash cam video of the object from YouTube user bigshotking12345. Catch it at about 0:12, shortly after the bass on the driver's music of choice drops.

So, it probably wasn't a UFO, but hey, if you're still sad that the X-Files revival was only 6 episodes long, we won't stop you from pretending.


Related: Photos: The Truth Is Out There At Anaheim's UFO Museum