UFO? Military Says An Unexplained Bright Light Seen From Las Vegas To Venture Was A Russian Rocket Body

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A mysterious bright light seen by witnesses from Las Vegas to Ventura Tuesday evening was a Russian rocket body re-entering the atmosphere, not a meteor as previously thought, according to the U.S. Strategic Command.

The light was first reported by dozens of witnesses shortly after 6 p.m. Hours later, around 9:30 p.m., officials said it was a Russian rocket body.

“U.S. Strategic Command’s Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC Space), through the Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), removed a Russian SL-4 rocket body from the U.S. satellite catalog as a decayed object after it re-entered the atmosphere today over North America (vicinity Arizona),” around 6:08 p.m. PST, said Deputy Public Affairs Officer Julie Ziegenhorn.

Officials could not accurately track the object after its initial contact with the atmosphere because of the damaging effects, Ziegenhorn added.  Additional details were not available.

No, it wasn’t Santa Claus. And it wasn’t a meteor, as scientists from the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles initially diagnosed it. The rocket was delivering a payload to the International Space Station. Unlike SpaceX, the Russians haven’t figured out how to land their rockets and re-use them yet.

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