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Space debris, meteors, aliens? Mysterious lights streak over Southern California

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by: Tony Kurzweil

Posted: Apr 2, 2024 / 05:01 AM PDT

Updated: Apr 2, 2024 / 06:03 AM PDT

A series of bright lights were seen streaking across the Southland skies overnight.

Beginning shortly before 2 a.m., KTLA began receiving numerous calls about debris or meteors falling from the sky. 

Video shared with KTLA by Alberto Guerrero showed multiple bright streaks of light flying over Lakewood. 

Strange lights are seen over Southern California on April 2, 2024. (Alberto Guerrero)

We also received calls and videos from viewers in Anaheim, San Bernardino Ontario, Boyle Heights, Burbank, Ventura and Santa Barbara County. 

There has been no official answer about where the lights came from but there is some speculation.

A SpaceX rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base in Santa Barbara County Monday night.

The SpaceX Falcon 9, which carried 22 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit, successfully launched around 7:30 p.m.

KTLA reached out to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to see if the launch could be related but has not heard back.

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