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I remember my mother telling me her UFO story when I was a kid. She alleges that one late night, while she was outside, she noticed lights moving in a circular motion in the sky. Then an object zoomed back and forth for a few seconds. I’m not sure if this was her version of a creepy bed time story, or if she was actually convinced that she saw a UFO. Either way, I’m not one to doubt their existence. And neither are hundreds of other people who noticed something strange in the sky over the weekend.

Saturday night, people from Los Angeles and all the way to Arizona noticed  suspicious lights in sky. Even the hashtag #UFO started to trend as people wondered what were they actually seeing.

But not so fast.

The U.S. Government alleges that the lights didn’t belong to a UFO, but actually the beam was caused by a Navy submarine that had shot off an unarmed missile. In a statement, Third Fleet Commander Ryan Perry said: “Each test activity provides valuable information about our systems, thus contributing to assurance in our capabilities.”

But of course because the government came back with an explanation makes it true, right?

From Area 51, to other UFO sightings and conspiracy theories, earlier this year NASA Administrator Major Charles Frank Bolden, Jr. did say UFO exists, but not at Area 51 in Nevada.

Clutchettes, do you believe there are other life forms, i.e aliens, out there?

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