Several residents of Turlock and the surrounding area have been posting on social about a “UFO” and a bright light going across the sky.
Turlockers walking around outside likely saw the bright light in the sky, while many pictures are being posted online. That light, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, has been reported as a Naval missile test.
The bright light was seen at approximately 6 p.m. and social media was quick to spread the initial reports.
Numerous Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds noted seeing a bright light in the sky and speculation attributed to wide range of things, including a UFO.
The National Weather Service initially speculated that it could have been a Taurid Meteor shower, while other social media users speculated missiles and rockets.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the light in the sky was a Naval missile test. This was eventually corroborated by John Wayne Airport Tower.
The said missile test was seen across California, with a concentration of Southern California, and as far as Arizona.
Reports are still initial information without many details.
TurlockCityNews.com will have more information if anything changes or if updates are officially released.