The Pentagon Can’t Explain It

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about this mysterious plume off the California coast

Los Angeles, California (CNN) — The Pentagon is unable to explain images of what witnesses took to be a high-altitude rocket launched off the coast of southern California at sunset Monday, officials said.

But John Pike, a defense expert who is director of, said he believes he has solved the mystery.

“It’s clearly an airplane contrail,” Pike said Tuesday afternoon. “It’s an optical illusion that looks like it’s going up, whereas in reality it’s going towards the camera. The tip of the contrail is moving far too slowly to be a rocket. When it’s illuminated by the sunset, you can see hundreds of miles of it … all the way to the horizon.

“Why the government is so badly organized that they can’t get somebody out there to explain it and make this story go away … I think that’s the real story,” Pike added. “I mean, it’s insane that with all the money we are spending, all these technically competent people, that they can’t get somebody out there to explain what is incredibly obvious.”

He’s right, of course…but also wrong on the answer.

The real answer is quite obvious

2 Responses to “The Pentagon Can’t Explain It”

  1. major dad says:

    Pike is right, it’s moving way too slow to be a rocket.

  2. greg newsom says:

    It’s obviously an airliner.
    What’s amazing is that the story has reached such proportions.No wonder our society is collapsing,all the
    good engineers and scientists are in their 80’s.We are now left with academic people who
    don’t know how to change the filter on their vacuum cleaner.That’s done for them by Juanita the maid.

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