#UNIVERSALCLEANUP : Missile Launch On Whidbey Island?
published on Skunk Bay Weather, on June 10, 2018
I have been sitting on this since yesterday morning…. My night camera picked up what clearly looks like a very large missile launch from Whidbey Island. I really wanted more information before I shared this with the public. KOMO, KING and KIRO all contacted Whidbey NAS and the Department of Defense. They all said it didn’t come from them…. They said they don’t have the facility to launch large missiles. I ran this image by Robert Lunsford of the American Meteor Society and he said it was definitely not a meteor. It looked like a missile launch to him as well. I shared this with Cliff Mass yesterday and he did a blog on it this morning. It will be interesting if anybody from Whidbey heard or saw this event.
Here is a blown up crop of the “missile” at the top of the plume….
Was there an unannounced missile launch on Whidbey Island early on Sunday morning?
Greg Johnson of Skunk Bay Weather on the northern Kitsap Peninsula has one of the most impressive weather cam facilities in the nation, including high quality digital cameras photographing the clouds at night. He is an extremely reliable weather observer.
But early Sunday morning he picked up something that is both startling and unexpected: what looks like a missile launch from Whidbey Island.
Here is the picture (with a 20-second exposure) at 3:56 AM Sunday morning from one of his cameras (looking north towards Whidbey Island). Can you see the bright vertical streak on the left side of the figure? Note the illumination both inside and outside the cloud. It really looks like the ascent of a rocket.
I have never heard of rocket launches from Whidbey Island Air station in Oak Harbor. And checking online, I can not find any discussion of this feature.
This feature does not look like a meteor, nor are there any meteor reports for the area that I could find online. The lightning networks did not show a strike in that area.
Scott Sistek at KOMO TV says that they contacted the Navy about it yesterday. The Whidbey NAS spokesperson says they don’t have missile launch facilities there; Navy west coast spokesman said no ships in area.
Was there a missile launch on Sunday AM? Is there some other explanation of this feature?
I would be interested if someone had some insights into this sighting.
Q mention of missal launch
Certain events were not suppose to take place.