The mystery of the menacing-appearing contrail that appeared 35 miles off Los Angeles on the evening of November 8 appears to have been solved: US Airways Flight 808 was approaching the Los Angeles area at the time, on its way from Honolulu to Phoenix. The plane would have been flying with a filed flight plan because it was in Grade-A airspace and flying under instrument flight rules. Despite that the flight plan would have been readily available, neither the FAA nor the Pentagon appeared able to identify the craft, and it took civilians to research flight schedules in order to make the determination of what it probably was.
How will what happens today be different from what will happen tomorrow? Immediately after World War II, Sweden was mystified by the appearance of so-called ‘ghost rockets,’ and now something very similar has appeared over Newfoundland. There were around 200 Swedish ghost rocket incidents, with radar returns and fragments found. But there was never any explanation for the phenomenon, which had disappeared by 1947. As was the case in Sweden, there has been an extensive government investigation of the Newfoundland ghost rockets, and, once again, there is no explanation.