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People On Tumblr Are Accusing The US Government Of Covering Up A UFO Sighting

Because obviously.

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On Saturday night a bunch of people in southern California saw a bright light in the sky.

My photo of a bright fireball seen from Pasadena tonight. Note the blue tail. @myfoxla @plutokiller @BadAstronomer

Local authorities said the light was a test missile.

#OCSDPIO: Light seen in OC sky was confirmed through JWA tower to be a Naval test fire off the coast. No further details.

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People on Twitter were quick to dismiss what they saw as a cover-up.

@OCSD why was it seen all the way in San Francisco?

@OCSD @BrandonAHubbard lies...ALIENS

Especially when some users spotted that a local news station explained that the lights were meteors.

Seeing bright lights in the sky, at times blue? It's the Taurid meteor shower. INFO: https://t.co/QsxCmvRDl2 #abc15

The conspiracy carried over to Tumblr, where users began compiling their own theories as to why the bright light appeared.

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It was mostly just UFO theories.

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And memes.

Questions, so many unanswered questions.

Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Rachael Krishna at rachael.krishna@buzzfeed.com.

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