Early reports seemed to suggest a rogue missile. Was it really a missile shot off by a foreign government, or an accident set off by our own military? Perhaps it was a defense contractor trying out an unarmed warhead, or some mad scientist launching off a rocket.
Perhaps more disturbing than the photos and footage itself was that the US government, NORAD, and the military all seemed to deny any knowledge of what the object might be.
In the end, they came up with a seemingly logical explanation - the California missile launch was really a jet contrail. This was a flight from LAX to PHX, and the footage was taken at just the right angle to make the contrail appear to be a missile.
However, many aren't buying this explanation. After all - if it WERE indeed a flight, wouldn't the FAA have been able to put that rumor to rest early on? Come on!
Perhaps the disturbing thing in and of itself isn't the California Missile launch. Perhaps the disturbing thing is that the missile remains a mystery, and the possibilities of what could be hidden by our government are just too much to bear