LOS ANGELES residents were left confused after a bright streak of light plummeted through the night sky, leaving some to speculate whether it was a meteor or even an alien invasion.
Los Angeles onlookers were left baffled after a ’fireball’ was seen shooting through the night sky in California. Footage shows a mysterious streak of light plummeting downwards across the skyline at high speed. Some thought it to be a meteor, while others speculated on the possibility of a UFO. One Twitter user posted: “Was that a meteor, DTLA?! Caught this from my balcony – it burned out right behind the Intercontinental!”
Another user said: “Aliens invading downtown LA?”
A third questioned: “What is this flying item on fire above downtown Los Angeles?”
However, Los Angeles Police department swiftly intervened, explaining the mysterious light was in fact a publicity stunt for Red Bull.
LAPD tweeted: “A meteor did not crash into Downtown Los Angeles, and no, it’s not an alien invasion.. just a film shoot.
“This is Tinseltown after all.”
Red Bull also tweeted: “Meteor? Fireball? Red Bull Air Force. #Supermoon2019”.
The stunt involved three men from Red Bull Air Force jumping from a helicopter 4,000 feet above Los Angeles and travelling at 120mph.
The amazing film shoot involved parachutes and wing suits fitted with LED lights and glowing pyrotechnics.
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The event was organised to celebrate the final Supermoon of 2019.
A Red Bull spokesman told NBC: “Red Bull Air Force marked the occasion as only they can: springing into the air to get an up close and personal look at the phenomenon.”
The Supermoon peaked in brightness early this morning around 1.42am GMT here in the UK.
The Full Moon topped off an incredible trio of Supermoons, which began in January this year.