By Kyle James  |  12-23-2017   Weird
Photo credit: Orlando Bloom | Instagram

Billionaire tech magnate Elon Musk had celebrities and civilians alike scratching their head wondering what was in the sky Friday night with the launch of his latest rocket. One Twitter user caught a video of he Space-X launch over his residential neighborhood.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SpaceX?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SpaceX</a> over Studio City <a href="https://t.co/z35m5l3nGl">pic.twitter.com/z35m5l3nGl</a></p>&mdash; James Brooks (@jbrooksyy) <a href="https://twitter.com/jbrooksyy/status/944381289045491712?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 23, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Actors, musicians and Los Angeles residents took to social media to question what they saw in the sky Friday night. Many predicted the strange lights to be aliens, even Musk jokingly confirmed the theory.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It was definitely aliens</p>&mdash; Elon Musk (@elonmusk) <a href="https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/944382221435019264?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 23, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Celebrities from Zendaya to Orlando Bloom pointed out the spectacle in the sky.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What in the Stranger Things…</p>&mdash; Zendaya (@Zendaya) <a href="https://twitter.com/Zendaya/status/944384407384727552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 23, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Don't panic, the Los Angeles Fire Department put out a public advisory saying the mysterious lights in the sky were from the Vandenberg launch. Brian Webb of Spacearchive.info clarified the strange sightings and why they looked the way they did.

"The rocket’s bright flame should be visible over a wide area. However, since this launch occurs 30 minutes after Vandenberg sunset, it could be impressive at 2 minutes 12 seconds (after launch, or at 5:29 p.m.), when simulations show the exhaust plume will be illuminated at high altitude by the sun," Webb explained.

An official press release from SpaceX says the Falcon 9 rocket will "deliver 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications. This is the fourth set of 10 satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX will launch."

With the latest admissions form the Pentagon admitting they had a UFO program as recently as 2012 and even released footage of one this week, it's no wonder people are unnerved by the sighting.

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Source: https://twitter.com/jbrooksyy/status/944381289045491712

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Anonymous No. 14549 1514000341

awesome photos!!

Anonymous No. 14683 1514355471

no WAY was this a space-hoax launch.

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