SpaceX launches rocket, California confused it with UFO, floods Twitter
California : A couple of days before Santa is believed to soar in the skies, California people were left in shock after a mysterious object was seen gliding through the skies with a shiny tail attached.
Twitter was soon flooded with pictures and videos of the object with some claiming it to be an alien ship.
“Anyone else see that #UFO in LA just now!?” tweeted one shaken resident. ‘WTF is that???'
Some other users claimed that this is a proof that life exists beyond Earth and aliens have made their much-awaited debut on our planet.
What... in the world???? #DTLA pic.twitter.com/gqhpwm9PJq— Aleen (@SoCalAleen) December 23, 2017
“Everyone is Downtown LA was pretty freaked out,” reported one witness on Twitter, adding that crowds cocked their heads skyward to view the phenomenon.
But to a mix of relief and disappointment, other Tweeters quickly debunked the UFO theory, noting that the jellyfish-shaped object was in fact part of Elon Musk’s SpaceX satellite fleet.
The Falcon 9 booster rocket – which carried 10 satellites – launched from Vandenburg Air Force Base around 5:30 p.m. California time en route to destinations across the globe.
‘Elon Musk just scared the f*** out of me!” tweeted one shaken Los Angeleno.
“For 10 minutes I was under the impression that the Aliens had finally come,” said another user in a tweet to the tech innovator. “It was kind of a letdown but still, thank you for the experience.”
It was definitely aliens— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 23, 2017