It is highly recommended you read Section One first. All four sections were published simultaneously.

If you did read it, you will have seen whistleblower proof that mega-banks are financing terrorism — as well as a huge list of suspicious banker deaths.

We also leaked insider information regarding the use of five-man teams to create a fake suicide as a means of assassinating people the banks don’t like.

This next excerpt from a June 2, 2015 article by Pam and Russ Maartens establishes one of the motives for the mega-banks to be killing off their workers.

Felony-level criminal charges are hitting the banks left and right, for the first time in two centuries:

6/2: Wall Street Banker Deaths Continue: Where Are The Serious Investigations?

In any serious investigation, law enforcement is required to look at any potential motive for foul play.

But when it comes to serial deaths among Wall Street bankers and technology personnel, occurring repeatedly over the last 18 months in highly unusual circumstances, the deaths are almost instantaneously labeled non-suspicious by the police….


For the first time in two centuries, iconic Wall Street banks are being serially charged with committing felonies.

These banks have known that felony charges were coming for the same 18 months that bankers have been dying under suspicious circumstances.

After a series of deferred prosecution agreements, two weeks ago on May 20, five global banks pleaded guilty to criminal charges of conspiring to rig markets.

Two of those were U.S. banks, Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase, where recent unusual deaths have occurred.



The mega-banks are now being hit with a wide variety of epic scandals, with LIBOR only being one example. They are being systematically exposed.

LIBOR and other scandals have exposed the mega-banks to so many lawsuits that their full exposure and downfall is inevitable.

Together, these scandals have revealed that these criminal syndicates have rigged every possible market to their advantage.

This is already a commonly-known fact.

Lawsuits have already been filed by a huge number of local and state governments, as well as aggrieved corporations and even federal governments.

Insiders have revealed that the number of lawsuits now in process against the mega-banks will inevitably lead to their downfall. They are on borrowed time.

However, the rash of highly suspicious banker deaths suggests that an even more outrageous secret is still being hidden.



Another layer of the puzzle, though certainly not the end of it, is that these banks can cash in on murdering their own employees through staged suicides.

What would happen if you took out a life insurance policy on a family member who then “just so happened to fall down the stairs?”

You would very likely be embroiled in a criminal murder investigation.

Imagine now that a small business was allowed to take out a life insurance policy on one of its workers.

The worker suddenly dies mysteriously. The business then takes all the insurance money — and gives nothing to the family of the deceased.

Obviously, in a case like this the family would “lawyer up” and take on the business in a criminal investigation. If they won, the business would be liquidated.

The mega-banks insure their workers all the time, including the ones who then die… but no one can reach them because they have been “too big to fail.”

When Pam and Russ Maartens of Wall Street On Parade tried to conduct their own investigation on the banks doing this, they were told it was a “trade secret.”



Here is an excerpt from the Maartens’ investigation of the stabbing death of bank executive Melissa Millan, included in the November section of our list above:


12/8/14: Slain Wall Street Executive Was Investigating Banker Deaths

On Thursday, November 20, 2014, the body of 54-year old Melissa Millan, a divorced mother of two school-age children, was found at approximately 8 p.m. along a jogging path….

According to the coroner’s report, it was determined that Millan’s death was attributable to a stab wound to the chest with an “edged weapon.”

Police ruled the death a homicide, a rarity for this town where residents feel safe enough to routinely jog by themselves on the same path used by Millan.


Information has now emerged that Millan had access to highly sensitive data on bank profits resulting from the collection of life insurance proceeds from her insurance company employer on the death of bank workers. 

[This is] data that a Federal regulator of banks has characterized as “trade secrets”….


BOLI is shorthand for Bank-Owned Life Insurance, a controversial practice where banks purchase bulk life insurance on the lives of their workers.

The death benefit pays to the bank instead of to the family of the deceased….

Banks as well as other types of corporations enjoy major tax benefits through the use of this type of insurance.

The cash buildup in the policies contribute to annual earnings on a tax-free basis, while the death benefit is received free of Federal income tax when the employee eventually dies.

Even if the worker is no longer employed at the bank, it can still collect the death benefit….


Because JPMorgan Chase has experienced a number of tragic deaths among young workers in their 30s this year, we asked the OCC for the number of deaths from 2008 through March 21, 2014 on which JPMorgan Chase collected death benefits….

[We also asked for] any peer studies showing the same data comparing JPMorgan Chase with Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Citigroup.

The OCC responded to our request on April 18, 2014, advising that they did have documents responsive to our request but that all documents were going to be withheld because they were “privileged or contain trade secrets….”

While the OCC refused to provide this information, Millan was among a limited group outside of Federal regulators who was in a position to have broad data on the death benefit claims being submitted by multiple banks.

Having data across multiple banks could have facilitated the type of peer review studies we had requested from the OCC – trade secrets that Wall Street does not want to allow into the sunshine.



It would be easier to sleep at night if the mystery stopped right there. Banks, fearing mega-lawsuits, are killing off potential whistleblowers and cashing in on it.

However, the “rabbit hole” goes much deeper than that.

These banks are involved in the most elaborate and ruthless mass crimes in human history. It makes mainstream media seem surreal at best, but it’s true.

We are told that our freedom and stability is being threatened by terrorists taking down airliners and shooting masses of innocent people.

Terrorists are receiving critical funding directly from the mega-banks themselves. Without the banks, terrorism would be far less frequent and effective.

We are told that these rag-tag religious extremists are so violent, ruthless and powerful that none of us can ever be safe again.

We now know that these terrorists are receiving critical funding directly from the mega-banks themselves.

Without the banks, there would be no terrorists. Or, at the very least, they would be much less effective at meeting their goals.

Welcome to the truth. It seems crazy. It really, really sucks. It is much more comfortable to try to make it go away. Yet the evidence is undeniable.

Everett Stern may have been one of the only whistleblowers lucky enough to survive being “suicided” for his work in revealing this horrifying truth.



Remember — Everett Stern blew the whistle. The banks admitted they were financing terrorists. They quietly publicized it, paid the fine and kept on going. 

Some skeptics or paid disinfo agents could then say the banks didn’t know where this money was going.

They are a business, and their business is banking.

They need to keep circulating money in order to make a profit.

Yes, they sent hundreds of millions to countries like Iran, Libya, Sudan, Burma, Cuba and Mexico, but this was just for building roads, bridges and schools.

It was all a big misunderstanding. “Sorry, folks, we got a little too greedy. How could we have ever imagined they’d use the money to kill people?

This could be a nice stopping point on the side of the road.

They blame it on their own greed, say they didn’t know what was happening, pay the fine, maybe fire a few mid-level people and get back in the race.



The “rabbit hole” gets even deeper when we discover that the banks and their subsidiaries are giving these terrorists direct physical support.

This includes arming them with all the weapons and supplies they need, as we will see a bit later.

If this can be proven, all “plausible deniability” is exhausted. This is no “misunderstanding.” This is high treason — on an almost unimaginable level.

What if we could prove that the banks are also running all the PR and marketing for these terrorists?

What if we find out the banks are producing videos for them, and then promoting these videos in the media outlets they own and control?

Now we’ve crossed the line. There is no turning back. The mega-banks are creating and advertising these villains to fulfill their plans of controlling the world.

This is how you get a global mega-villain who has the psychological impact necessary to sway the minds of millions of people into another war.

I understand that this is disturbing stuff. Nonetheless, if you learn about it now instead of all at once, when the data dumps occur, you can help others cope.



These next two links we posted in August 24th’s “Terrifying Global Events” strongly suggest that ISIS is a stage-managed, Western operation, just as the governments of Iran and Iraq consider to be common knowledge.

A group like ISIS might not have the money, resources and know-how to achieve quality-level video production values on their own — but others certainly do.

9/24: Video Evidence Turkish TV Staged ISIS Beheadings
[A trailer for the Kurtlar Vadisi television show reveals a nearly identical scene as what we saw in the alleged ISIS beheadings.]

The idea that Turkey is supporting ISIS became far more of an urgent issue right as we were going to press with this article.

Turkey, a US ally, shot down a Russian warplane that was attacking ISIS positions in Syria:


11/24: Putin Says Downing of Russian Jet Over Syria is a Stab In The Back By Terrorist Accomplices
Turkey backstabbed Russia by downing the Russian warplane and acted as accomplices of the terrorists, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
This incident stands out against the usual fight against terrorism. Our troops are fighting heroically against terrorists, risking their lives.
“But the loss we suffered today came from a stab in the back delivered by accomplices of the terrorists,” Putin said.
Putin said the plane was hit by a Turkish warplane as it was traveling at an altitude of 6000 meters about a kilometer from the Turkish border.
It was hit by an air-to-air missile launched by a Turkish F-16 jet. The crash site is four kilometers from the border. The plane posed no threat to Turkish national security, he stressed….
Russia has for a long time been aware of oil going from Syria under the control of terrorists to Turkey, Putin said.
The money finances terrorist groups.
IS has big money, hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars, from selling oil. In addition they are protected by the military of an entire nation.
“One can understand why they are acting so boldly and blatantly. Why they kill people in such atrocious ways. Why they commit terrorist acts across the world, including in the heart of Europe,” the Russian leader said.
The downing of the Russian warplane happened despite Russia signing an agreement with the US to prevent such incidents in Syria, Putin stressed.
Turkey claims to be part of the US-led coalition fighting against IS in Syria, he added.
Without the full context we are presenting in this investigation, many people must be extremely confused by this.
Isn’t ISIS supposed to be a terrorist enemy of the United States? Isn’t Turkey supposed to be an ally of the United States?
If Russia is bombarding ISIS positions — destroying the terrorist enemy of the United States — then why in the world would Turkey try to stop them?
Although it seems hard to believe, here is an idea to consider:
ISIS is the proxy terrorist army of the Cabal. Turkey is a powerful Cabal supporter. The Cabal needs ISIS to fulfill its political objectives.
Any attack against ISIS is an attack against the Cabal. Therefore, in desperation, a nearby Cabal ally — Turkey — attacks a Russian plane bombing ISIS.
This may seem quite surreal to you, but we have barely even begun to lay out all the evidence.
This time we are going to include the Infowars video that shows how Turkish TV had a scene that looked precisely identical to the ISIS beheadings.
The video goes much farther than that in exposing deep connections between ISIS and Turkey.
Now, in light of the shoot-down of the Russian warplane attacking ISIS and keeping us safe from terrorism, this is a must-see:
The goal was to balkanize Iraq, and its oil treasure, into a group of nation-states that could be far more easily controlled.
Hariri is no ordinary insider. As the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, you can bet that he has absolute evidence to prove his assertions.
Just as we were about to post this, we found an Infowars article that establishes an even deeper connection between Turkey, the US and ISIS.
Here is just a portion of what it has to say:
11/24: NATO Should Investigate Turkey’s Support of ISIS Jihadists

A highly classified report released to the Senate Intelligence Committee on the Benghazi assault in September 2012 details an agreement between Obama and Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdoğan to transport military supplies from Libya through Turkey and into the hands of Islamists in Syria.

The arms transfer “rat line” was documented by journalist Seymour Hersh, who was dumped from The New Yorker for dispelling the myth spun by the United States on Osama bin Laden’s death.

According to The Telegraph Jamal Maarouf, the leader of the Syrian Revolutionary Front, a group created by the CIA, Saudi and Qatari intelligence, was instructed to transfer weapons to al-Nusra.

Turkey helps jihadi fighters—including those from the Islamic State—along its border with Syria. “Turkey’s support was vital for the jihadists in getting in and out of the country,” Orhan Kemal Cengiz, a Turkish newspaper columnist, said last year….

Hillary Clinton and her Republican rivals have called for a no-fly zone in Syria. Ben Carson and Chris Christie have called for shooting down Russian aircraft if it intrudes on a no-fly zone.

Both political parties finally agree on something! You don’t say.
Uh, you guys do realize that France just got shot up by ISIS in a 9/11-style attack, and has joined Russia in bombing whatever is left out of ISIS in Syria?
This whole situation is getting more and more surreal by the day. The Cabal is desperate to protect whatever is left of their proxy terrorist army.
This is a very strong clue that if the Cabal loses ISIS, they have will have lost the ability to prevent Disclosure.
Let’s now continue with the second link we posted in Terrifying Global Events.
In this next link, we appear to be seeing the original Jihadi John beheading video of journalist James Foley from a much more revealing angle:
7/11/15: Staged ISIS Beheading Video Leaked From McCain Staffer  (You Must See It To Believe It!)
Hackers of the CyberBerkut group have released a video of the execution of prisoners of the Islamic State (AR), the Islamist terrorist armed organization, which according to the images, was filmed in a recording studio.
The hackers explained that they found the video on an electronic device belonging to a friend of U.S. Senator John McCain.
“We, the CyberBerkut group, have at our disposal a file which it is difficult to underestimate the importance!
“Dear Senator McCain, we recommend that you not take with you secret documents in any travel abroad, especially in Ukraine”.

Still image from leaked “Jihadi John” video, showing identical moves to the James Foley video and revealing it was all staged.

Jihadi John pretends to slash Foley’s throat. Then they both laugh and he pats him on the back in the leaked video.

The James Foley video was widely criticized by leading experts when it first came out for appearing to be faked.

The video inexplicably faded to black as the slashing movement started. No blood was seen.

Now we have another camera angle of this same video. Right after the alleged slashing, both guys laugh.

Just like the fake Bin Laden character said in the Alliance disclosure film Ironman 3, it’s all “green screen.”

Russia was responsible for hacking and releasing this video from one of Sen. John McCain’s own staff members.


This is an image of the high-profile Telegraph article that accused the Foley beheading video of being a fake when it first came out:




The total length of this video is five minutes. You do not need to sit through the whole thing to get the point.

You can slide along the bottom and find the key points in the video where the beheading appears to take place, only to suddenly stop.

Don’t worry. Nothing bad happens. There is no blood. It’s all a fake. They are actors. He does a violent slashing motion over the neck, but no one is hurt.

The guys then pal around with each other as if they were good friends:





It is ridiculous to suggest that anyone would go to the time and effort necessary to set up such an elaborate fake as what we see in this leaked video.

There are at least six staff, six professional studio lights, two high-end cameras, a gigantic green-screen and a pile of dirt intended to mimic the desert.

Two of the staff members appear to be holding cue cards for Jihadi John and James Foley to read their lines.

The second man from the left is holding a smaller cue card, and the second man from the right is holding up a larger one as it rests on the floor:



It would probably cost at least 10,000 dollars to cover the staff, equipment and studio rental sufficient to set this up if the hackers turned out to be creating a hoax.

Professional “three-point lighting” is used to ensure Foley’s head cuts the shadow against his right shoulder, as if it were being created by the sun.

Wide lights are mounted off to the left, to ensure the green background is lit evenly enough that the effect will be convincing by Hollywood standards.



In the still image above, you can see a slight black line around Foley’s shoulder and head, particularly on his right side, consistent with green-screen “keying.”

The sand and sky behind him is probably taken from a stock film that was shot with a still camera in the desert.

There appears to be some pixelation in the gray area above the sand, suggesting they did not shoot it at a high enough resolution to zoom in convincingly.

On a real shoot, this pixelation would not appear. Here, only the sand Foley is kneeling on is actually real. Everything else was added in post.

A scrap of hair appears above his left ear, suggesting his head was only shaved just before the shoot — and was not being kept this way before then.

These clues also explain Foley’s complete lack of any convincing fear. He knew he was acting and that he was not about to die.



It is quite astonishing that the mega-hit film Ironman 3 predicted that we would see a fake terrorist working on a green screen, just as we see here.

We had already argued that Ironman 3 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier were both heavily influenced by the Pentagon portion of the Alliance.



The setup in this hacked video has everything you would need to create videos that look precisely identical to what “ISIS” actually released.

If this was only a fake, done by the alleged “hackers” themselves, then why didn’t they also produce a fake video that the media identified and exposed?

“Here is the fake video the alleged hackers put all this time and money into making. Here is the real beheading video. See the difference?”

Why would hackers spend all that time and money to create a video that hardly anyone ever saw, outside certain alternative media circles?

Wouldn’t these hackers also be able to prove that the video came from John McCain’s staffer, if anyone bothered to subpoena them for court testimony?

The almost complete silence from Western media is another sign that this video was much too close to the truth, and therefore had to be ignored.

Too many people would start matching up the movements of Jihadi John’s arm with those of the James Foley video, revealing the two were identical.



Here is a link where the UK Daily Star covered this shocking story, revealing the entire ISIS story could be a Western con job, financed by the mega-banks.

The UK is one of the countries where there are both Alliance members and Cabal members working simultaneously in media and government:


7/12/15: UK Daily Star Covers Leaked ISIS “Green Screen” Beheading Video Footage

The Islamic State (ISIS) beheading videos reviled millions around the world as they watched Jihadi John callously murder innocent civilians in the most barbaric way in the desert.

But this latest video suggests the videos may have been carried out by ACTORS.

The short clip, which has been watched more than 120,000 times, captures a man wearing the same black clothing as Jihadi John does in the official ISIS films.

Another man wearing a red baseball cap, possibly a director, exchanges words with the actor and then moves back behind the cameras.


Other TV crew members stand around the set as the two actors appear to stand in front of a green screen – a production technique used to include special effects in footage.

The film, which lasts just over a minute, then appears to show the tall masked figure address the camera and gesture with a large knife – much in the same way Jihadi John does in the gruesome beheading videos.

He then grabs the prisoner’s head and moves the knife towards his neck before appearing to carry out the beheading.

But he stops a split-second later and moves away before playfully slapping his co-actor’s head.



The man in the bedroom.

Do you see him yet? Or is it still easier to close your eyes, plug your ears and attempt to hum it all away?



Now we have established that mega-banks are financing terrorism, very likely murdering whistleblowers and could be using ISIS as a proxy army.

They also appear to be helping them with PR and marketing, including producing their videos by green screen in a huge indoor studio.

They wouldn’t dare to film these videos outdoors, because Alliance satellites could then capture the scene and reveal it was all a fake — and no one died.



This is a lot to take in — but it is still not the end of the story. At this point, we need to look even deeper.

Exactly how much power do these mega-banks really possess?

A top Swiss FIT study, headed by Dr. James Glattfelder, determined that 80 percent of all the money being made in the world ultimately flows into 147 corporations.

This was a major focal-point of our book-length investigation Financial Tyranny.

Hardly anyone is aware that the overwhelming majority of all profits in the world are being taken by such a small number of corporations.

Most importantly, two-thirds of the top 50 companies in this list of 147 are the classic “too-big-to-fail” banks. 



As we discussed in Financial Tyranny, these banks were handed 29 trillion dollars of bailout money in 2008, without a single public vote being cast.

How is it even possible that so much power could be in the hands of so few people?

The LIBOR scandal revealed that these banks only appear to be in competition with one another.

Secretly, they are all colluding and working as if they were a single entity.

Earnings and net worth are being dramatically over-inflated — in the greatest Ponzi scheme in all of recorded history.

This tremendous corporate mega-monopoly suggests that the problem runs much deeper than just banking and finance.

If you can make it this far in your own investigations, you are still only beginning to understand what is really going on.



It is ultimately necessary to examine the hyper-secret group that intentionally designed and built this towering monopoly.

It is no accident that “too big to fail” banks are dominating 80 percent of all money-making businesses in the world.

These secret syndicates have been building up to this level of global control for at least the last 300 years. Many great scholars are putting the pieces together.

It appears to go all the way back to the Roman Empire, the European bloodline royals, the Khazars, the Knights Templar, the Jesuit Order and secret societies.

The “banker suicides” are only some of the most recent casualties in a countless list of victims who have been murdered in this group’s quest for power.

Millions of people use potentially misleading terms like “Illuminati” and “New World Order” to describe this group. We have chosen to call them the Cabal.

This group has managed to infiltrate and dominate mass media, governmental elections, military and corporations through what they call “vertical integration.”



There is a sizable learning curve required to break through centuries of media brainwashing, at least since the 1700s, and educate yourself about the problem.

If you haven’t already done so, I highly recommend reading Financial Tyranny for a no-holds-barred investigation into who and what these people are.

The Russian network REN-TV made two three-hour documentaries out of Financial Tyranny that I was featured in, reaching an estimated 21 million viewers.

In fact, REN-TV executives told me this was the most popular prime-time special they had ever produced.



Once we get Disclosure and a revealing of the truth, most people are going to need serious time and energy to adjust to all the new information.

The more you study up about these things before the dam breaks, the more you will be able to help people who will be shocked and disgusted by the news.

Everyone will realize how much they have been lied to, and be able to live much happier lives.

On the positive side, the Alliance is working out the details of apology and relief payments everyone will receive as a part of the healing process.

It may take a while and be rough in the beginning, but everyone will realize how much they have been lied to, and be able to live much happier lives.

Financial Tyranny now has over 2 million unique views and is completely free, unlike our New York Times best-sellers Source Field and The Synchronicity Key.

It is not only impossible but unwise to attempt to summarize all of the data in each new article. The book has already been written.

The bottom line is that this group is very real. The Paris shootings may have been a sloppy act of desperation that has finally revealed what ISIS really is.



Did you notice how strange it was that the US is supposedly fighting ISIS, but then Russia went in and did far more damage?

This is awkward for the West. The Russians are wiping out the same enemy the West is also supposedly fighting against.

Whatever happened to “the enemy of my enemy is my friend?”



The whole story became even more outrageous after Turkey, a US ally, shot down Russian planes bombarding ISIS.

In order to understand the massive three-day Russian surge against ISIS that was announced on November 9th, a bit of back-story is necessary first.



Russia’s airliner was downed on October 31st. Then the founder of Russia’s main media outlet, Russia Today, died suspiciously in a DC hotel on November 6th.

This event was almost completely overlooked by American media — but is of tremendous significance to our story.

Mikhail Lesin actually founded Russia Today.

He worked at high levels of the Russian government, served as Putin’s press secretary and was still a major media kingpin at his time of death.

This means he was undoubtedly one of a select few who had earned a very high level of trust.

He would also have had critical knowledge of the Alliance, and was almost certainly a key player in the effort to restore peace and freedom on earth.



In case you haven’t already noticed, Russia Today has been leaking an incredible amount of data exposing the Cabal, particularly in the last few years.

It is very likely that Lesin was in DC to coordinate a major data dump of information through Russia Today, working with Pentagon members of the Alliance.

Multiple insiders have been telling us that such a data dump is rapidly approaching — and that Russia is of key importance in coordinating the process.

Notice that Daily Mail considers Lesin’s death so obviously suspicious that they put the term “heart attack” in quotation marks:



There are the usual smears in this article to try to make Lesin look bad, so the reader may be inclined to feel happy that he died.

This includes showing him with a young wife and a glass of champagne, flaunting his wealth and making accusations of money laundering.

It is also interesting that Russia Today is labeled as a “propaganda bullhorn,” considering the degree of damning information it has released against the Cabal.

Many times the Cabal engages in projection — accusing the brave people fighting them of doing the same criminal activities they are doing.



The Huffington Post gave more information about Lesin’s loss without the obvious propaganda bias seen in the Daily Mail article.

A critical detail is included in the Huffington Post version. Lesin did not drop out of the Russian government after 2009.

Instead, he had become a senior executive at Russia’s largest media holding company. This means he was still very deeply involved when he died:


11/7: Russia Today Creator Found Dead in Washington Hotel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mikhail Lesin, a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin who helped found the English-language news service Russia Today, has been found dead in an upscale Washington hotel room.

The Russian Embassy in Washington on Friday confirmed the death of Lesin, whose body was discovered Thursday. Russia Today reported on its website that Lesin, 57, died of a heart attack.

Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Officer Sean Hickman said that officers were called to the Dupont Circle Hotel about 11:30 a.m. Thursday and found a man dead. Russian Embassy spokesman Yury Melnik confirmed that the man was Lesin.

Russia Today, commonly known as RT, credited Lesin with “inspiring the creation” of the agency.

Lesin served as Russian press minister from 1999 to 2004 and presidential media adviser from 2004 to 2009, RT said.

He then became a senior executive at Gazprom-Media, Russia’s largest media holding company.


A word to the wise: Insiders have told me that if you have reason to fear for your life, never order room service in a hotel.

There are plenty of untraceable drugs that can induce a heart attack, such as those that are made out of shellfish toxin.

They can easily be introduced into food, shot into you with a tiny ice dart, or even placed on the handle of a bathroom sink right before you use it.



Do you believe in coincidence? How far are you willing to stretch that belief?

Isn’t it strange that on the very next day, the US test-fired a Trident II nuclear missile — and sent it off in the direction of Russia and China?

This was no ordinary test. It created the brightest, most visible and astonishing light show over the entire West Coast in quite some time — maybe ever.

As a result, hundreds of thousands of people thought they were seeing a UFO — and set off a firestorm of tweets, videos and speculation on the internet.

In order to create such bright visuals, the launch had to be timed perfectly with the sunset, so the light would catch it just right:



11/7: Naval Missile Test Causes Bright Light To Streak Across Sky

A missile test flight from a submarine left hundreds of people from Southern California to Nevada and Arizona perplexed as it caused a bright light to streak across the sky Saturday night.

The Pentagon issued a statement that the Navy Strategic Systems Programs conducted a scheduled test of a Trident II (D5) missile from USS Kentucky, an Ohio class submarine.

The missile was not armed, according to the statement, and tests are conducted on a frequent, recurring basis to ensure reliability of the system.

Residents from Ventura to as far as Nevada and Arizona took photos and videos of the strange phenomenon around 6 p.m.

It is unclear if the flight diversions of Los Angeles International Airport planes over the Pacific has to do with the missile tests….

Twitter users became engaged in a heated debate over the origins of the bright light, claiming it was not a missile test but that it could have been a UFO or a comet.



The Washington Post soon revealed that this move seems to have been shrewdly calculated to threaten Russia and China:

11/10: California Missile Test: Social Media Nightmare or Exactly What The Navy Wanted?

There’s no longer any doubt that thousands of West Coasters witnessed an unarmed missile — and not a comet or an alien craft — streaking across the sky Saturday night.

What remains open to interpretation: Why?

Why test-fire a missile within sight of the nation’s second-largest city, terrifying some and leading thousands more to flood Twitter and Facebook with wild speculation about the glowing craft?

[Mysterious light blazes across California sky, sparking confusion, excitement and fears of alien invasion]


Did the Navy think the test would go largely unnoticed by the public? Did officials underestimate social media’s ability to turn a routine event into front-page fodder?

Or was that the plan all along, using the inevitable influence of social media to flex America’s military might for observers in Beijing and Moscow?

The answer: It’s complicated….


According to John Daniels, a public affairs officer for the Navy’s strategic systems programs,… Saturday’s test… occurred during unique conditions:

On an exceptionally clear evening, with the sun disappearing on the horizon at just the right time.

The Navy has performed similar launches many times, Daniels said, but never with effects so visible that they caught people’s attention from San Francisco to Arizona.

“That big, blueish green hue that everyone saw was a result of just that time of day,” Daniels said, noting that the fading sunlight was reflected from the rocket’s motor.

“Had we done it earlier in the day or later in evening you would have still seen the missile, but probably not the same way.”