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Mysterious green light in Southern California sky baffles onlookers

By
Ben Hooper
A green light streaking across the Southern California sky Tuesday night. Screenshot: KTLA-TV
A green light streaking across the Southern California sky Tuesday night. Screenshot: KTLA-TV

LOS ANGELES, April 27 (UPI) -- A green light streaking across the night sky over Southern California left witnesses baffled and even experts were short on firm answers as to the cause of the display.

Several residents of San Bernardino County and the surrounding region reported spotting the mystery green light in the sky between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday, and at least one resident shared dashboard camera footage of the mystery light.

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Dr. Edwin Krupp of the Griffith Observatory said the green light may have been interplanetary debris that caught fire to create a meteor while entering the atmosphere. He said the object may have also been man-made debris from a previous space launch.

Krupp said there is a strong possibility that the object completely burned up in the atmosphere, meaning it may never be conclusively identified.

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