View Full Version : Mystery missle...

November 10th, 2010, 08:15 AM
Does anyone believe for a minute that the Pentagon has no idea what this is? :


November 10th, 2010, 10:00 AM
Maybe not the Pentagon, but definitely someone, if you know what I mean....

November 10th, 2010, 01:32 PM
Not at all the same thing, but sort of reminds me of an incident during the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, when a test firing was made from Vandenberg AFB in California.

When DEFCON 3 was declared at the beginning of the crisis, one Atlas ICBM was ready for a test launch that had been previously scheduled for later that week. Although nuclear weapons were being placed on the ICBMs in surrounding launch facilities [adding nine nuclear warheads to the U.S. order of battle - MK], the test reentry vehicle was maintained on this single missile. Despite the severity of the crisis and the emergency alert operations taking place, this Atlas ICBM was actually launched, without further orders from Washington political authorities, at 4:00 A.M. on October 26th. Ironically, while senior leaders in Washington were carefully monitoring the operational alert status of the Soviet missiles in Cuba, a U.S. missile was actually being launched, without their knowledge, in California.

Could have been an accidental firing from a Navy ship. Like the film Bedford Incident (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bedford_Incident), one of those Cold War films that made everyone nervous.

There's a heated debate on the bridge of the ship about the escalating situation. No one except the audience takes notice that the ASROC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asroc) fire control officer is breaking down. He interprets the captain's remark that if the Russian sub commander launches a torpedo "I'll fire one" as a command.

"Yes sir, fire one," and he presses the launch button.

November 11th, 2010, 02:47 PM
It was a contrail, from a commercial jet -America West Flight 808.


November 12th, 2010, 07:39 PM