I am getting increasingly skeptical over the consensus opinion that the mysterious missile that was spotted off the southern California coast on Nov. 9 was really just a commercial jetliner’s contrail. It seems like everyone is just tripping over each other to agree with the pentagon’s explanation. Excuse my skepticism.
LAX tower knows at all times the location of every commercial jet within 50 miles of Los Angeles yet in the hours and days after the sighting every official government outlet from the FAA to the pentagon was saying they had no idea what the object spotted off the Southern California coast that day could have possibly been. My trip through the blogosphere in search of an explanation was unrewarding until I started checking (with the help of google translator) foreign language blogs, particularly Russian. The consensus among these Russian blogs is that it was a test of an anti-missile laser defense weapon that went awry (the laser malfunctioned). The missile was probably a slow scud-type missile. I was at first skeptical even of this explanation until I remembered just such a (successful) test in the very same area less than a year ago. The Pentagon even issued a press release at the time, bragging about the successful intercept of a missile launched from an ocean platform off the Southern California coast by an airborne laser. See: http://articles.latimes.com/2010/feb/13/business/la-fi-laser13-2010feb13
Also, check out this cool video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmkYcEcSLvA
Is it possible I have found the smoking gun? The following is a warning issued to pilots by the Defense Dept. These are freely published and pilots are updated whenever these warnings are released. This is from the government web site: https://www.notams.jcs.mil/dinsQueryWeb/queryRetrievalMapAction.do
KZLA LOS ANGELES A2832/10 – THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS ARE REQUIRED DUE TO NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIVISION ACTIVATION OF W537. IN THE INTEREST OF SAFETY, ALL NON-PARTICIPATING PILOTS ARE ADVISED TO AVOID W537. IFR TRAFFIC UNDER ATC JURISDICTION SHOULD ANTICIPATE CLEARANCE AROUND W537 AND CAE 1176. CAE 1155 WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR OCEANIC TRANSITION. CAE 1316 & CAE 1318 WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR OCEANIC TRANSITION. CAE 1177 WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR OCEANIC TRANSITION. W537 ACTIVE, CAE 1176 CLOSED. SURFACE – FL390, 09 NOV 20:00 2010 UNTIL 10 NOV 01:00 2010. CREATED: 08 NOV 20:52 2010
Note: Commercial pilots can easily translate what looks like jibberish above but suffice it to say that KZLA means the Los Angeles area and NOTAM is an acronym for “Notice to Airmen”. FL390 means flight level 390, which is 39,000 ft. This cannot be a coincidence!
I always had a gut feeling there was more to this story.