SpaceX Rocket Launch Sparks Mass UFO Sightings
A mass UFO sighting spanning Johannesburg, Cape Town and Mauritius has been attributed to a SpaceX rocket launch, which originated all the way over in California. On Sunday 29th September, Elon Musk's commercial space agency, SpaceX, carried out its first ever launch from the Vandenberg Air Force base, approximately 150 miles NorthWest of Los Angeles, CA. A little over one hour later, reports came flooding in from across the Southern hemisphere that there was a mysterious halo-like object in the sky.
After watching the above video footage from Mauritius, it's not hard to see why observers were perplexed. The object emitted a spooky white glow and when caught just right, could quite easily be interpreted as a classic flying saucer. But the bizarre object turned out not to be a visitor from another planet, indeed it was in fact travelling in the opposite direction...into space.
Since the reports came flooding in, explanations were also forthcoming with South African astronomer, Glen Roberts able to successfully attribute the eerie glow to a dumping of fuel from the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket's second launch phase. As the fuel load was dropped, it caught the sunlight which in turn gave the vapours their mesmerizing glow.
You can watch the Falcon 9 lift off from Vandenberg Air Force Base right here