Nov 9, 2010

Mysterious contrail has people looking for missile

A news helicopter got video of an unknown object rising over the Western horizon and leaving a long contrail behind. Some surmise this is a missile launch, either planned or accidental, while others think it's just an airplane seen from an odd angle. Military and aviation officials have yet to figure it out.

Via the LA Times:
"We are aware of the unexplained contrail reported off the coast of Southern California yesterday evening," according to a statement Tuesday from the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Northern Command, which operates the U.S. and Canadian missile warning system. "At this time, we are unable to provide specific details but we are working to determine the exact nature of this event.

"We can confirm that there is no indication of any threat to our nation and we will provide more information as it becomes available," the statement said.
Thomas Pynchon must be proud.


Anonymous said...

maybe lang is getting into the aerospace business...just think, what they have done for journalism they can do to protect the country.
sleep well people.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the most gratuitously vapid, ill-fitting, incongruous LANG non sequitur yet. Daylight savings time was this past weekend; care to fashion a pointless LANG jibe to it?

Anonymous said...

Wow, what an honor. I accept this in the manner intended. Not only on my behalf, but in honor of all who have toiled pointlessley at lang. You must be a manager who is praying several people don't stop short.

Aside from having no sense of humor, what other skills do you lack?

As far as daylight savings, no, not langs doing.

Anonymous said...

Well, you sure told me, comrade.

Anonymous said...

Another snappy retort from a true life langer...ouch, that hurts.

I love LANG said...

Lambert's ego took off.

Anonymous said...

Wait, it took off and no one recognized it? Watch out, you could make some posters here very angry.

Anonymous said...

damn, there goes the lang involvement on the ufo