Incoming! Airport workers’ disbelief as ‘UFO’ trailing blue smoke flies over the runway
- Workers stopped what they were doing to crane their necks to the sky
- Object spotted speeding through atmosphere, with plume of blue smoke
- Commentators online believe it could be a rocket or missile launch
After being shared on LiveLeak, it led to people discussing just what the strangle blue light was in the sky.
Watch it go: The person filming the spectacular scene moved position to show that the object was speeding through the sky
User RamJ described how it was ‘the invasion from space’, while another unnamed user says it is ‘possible comet fragment with a high content of water and frozen gasses’.
Many of those commenting on the clip believe it is something entirely normal.
One user says it is a ‘Florida rocket launch’, and another agrees, saying the ‘plume is from a hydrogen powered rocket engine, water vapor condenses in the high altitude forming a cloud of ice crystals reflecting light from the sun which, from this viewpoint, is below the horizon.’
Although it is not known when this footage was shot, on June 24 the Atlas V rocket was fired off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
The rocket was fired into orbit loaded with a Navy satellite.