Mysterious light spotted over Southern California, social media explodes

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LOS ANGELES — Multiple witnesses on Saturday evening reported seeing an unexplained light in the skies above Southern California.

Residents reported seeing the bright phenomenon in Anaheim, Temecula, Rancho Palos Verdes and Santa Monica.

Hundreds of photos and videos have been shared on social media.

KTLA has reached out to local authorities in an attempt to identify the mysterious object.

The Pentagon confirmed that the bright, mysterious object was a pre-planned missile test-fired from a U.S. Navy submarine. Read the statement here from the Department of Defense.

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