Rocket launch in California triggers reports of ‘strange lights in sky’, UFOs
LOS ANGELES -- The launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Vandenberg Air Force Base along California's central coast Friday night triggered numerous phone calls about a mysterious flash of light or UFO sightings. KTLA said it began receiving numerous phone calls shortly after 5:30 p.m., when a brilliant but slow-moving light -- somewhat resembling a jellyfish-like creature -- appeared in the night sky. KTLA said it was widely seen across Southern California, with photos submitted from Santa Barbara County down to Orange County. Reports also emerged that it was observed as far away as Arizona.