After Los Angeles TV station KCBS videotaped this spectacular trail from one of its traffic helicopters off Catalina Island, the U.S. Defense Department, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, the FAA and others have not been able to find the source. What do you think? Missile, jetliner or something else?
KCBS / KCAL via AP
This video frame grab provided by KCBS/KCAL shows what could be a missile launched off the California coast, Monday, Nov. 8, 2010. The Defense Department said Tuesday it was trying to determine if a missile was launched Monday off the coast of Southern California and, if so, who might have fired it. Spokesmen for the Navy, Air Force, and other military organizations said they were looking into a video posted on the CBS News website that shows an object shooting across the sky and leaving a large contrail, or vapor trail, over the Pacific Ocean. (AP Photo/KCBS/KCAL)