Los Angeles Freaks Out Over “UFO” [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports:

A space satellite launch sparked a brief UFO scare in Los Angeles Friday night after startled viewers gawked at an unidentifiable streak of light soaring across the night sky.

Observers flooded Twitter with pictures and videos of the strange vessel and they speculated that aliens were finally making their long-awaited debut.

“Anyone else see that #UFO in LA just now!?” tweeted one shaken resident. ‘WTF is that???’ Others braced themselves for extraterrestrial visitation and chided non-believers for ever doubting the presence of life beyond the stars.

Newsweek reports:

The L.A. Times reported that SpaceX’s 18th launch of the year took place at 5:27 p.m. The rocket blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base carrying 10 satellites, which it successfully deployed in a low earth orbit for Iridium Communications.

One Twitter user, Max Power, tweeted to Elon Musk thanking him for “the hilarious alien debate that ensued between my family once we saw your rocket in the sky tonight.”

Musk was happy to indulge the speculation. “It was definitely aliens,” he replied on Twitter. Later, the SpaceX founder posted a video of the launch, captioning it “Nuclear alien UFO from North Korea.”