I’m not saying it’s aliens, but…
OK, it’s really not aliens.
A strange string of lights moving across the Denver sky on Saturday night sparked curiosity and alien talk, but — surely to the disappointment of many — the unidentified flying objects soon became identified flying objects. (And we all know IFOs are far less exciting than UFOs.)
As 9News reported this morning, their newsroom received more than a dozen calls, emails and other messages from Denverites asking about the lights. Naturally, the team there started asking questions and eventually learned that the lights were 12 C-17 cargo jets.
The lights created a stir everywhere they went, which covered quite a bit of the U.S.
According to Aircraft Spots, a Twitter account dedicated to tracking the movements of military aircraft, the cargo jets were traveling from a Charleston, South Carolina, Air Force base to the Nellis Air Force Base just outside Las Vegas.
Sure enough, 9News’ Charleston sister station reports that C-17s took off from Joint Base Charleston around 7 p.m. EST on Saturday.
A video of the lights initially embedded in this story was deleted by its owner.