YouTube: Rocket Launch UFO

By Peter Chubb - Jun 6, 2010

There seems to be no end to the power of YouTube, which was evident a couple of days ago when a bright spiraling light appeared in the skies across Australia. The funny thing though was the fact that there was a rocket launch in Cape Canaveral, and it was that rocket that witnesses saw and not a UFO – sorry people.

If you look at the YouTube video below you will be forgiven for thinking that it was a UFO, with AFP saying that its center looked brighter than a star. The light lasted for 3 minutes and 48 seconds, all of which was caught on camera. It did not take long for the frenzy to start and had spread across the Internet and the world in minutes.

It was because the object was traveling both low and fast that onlookers were confused and had assumed that it was a visitor from outer space. Astronomer Andrew Jacob believes that what we were seeing was the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that was launched by NASA on Friday.

Sometimes rockets tumble or spiral, which is what creates this affect caught here on video. Did you see this so-called UFO? What did you think it was?

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