What was that? Floridians report strange object launching off coast New Year’s Day

What was that? Floridians report strange object launching off coast New Year’s Day
Viewer John Simard sent in the following footage of a strange launch off the East Coast of Florida. (John Simard)

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Floridians celebrating the first day of the new year on the East Coast were greeted by a peculiar sight off the coast as an unknown object appeared to launch into the sky over the ocean.

A viewer from Fort Pierce sent us the footage, which you can see below.

There were no scheduled launches Wednesday at Cape Canaveral, and Patrick Air Force Base officials said it wasn’t them.

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Channel 9 is reaching out to additional officials to figure out what it was. Stay tuned for updates.

Viewer John Simard sent in the following footage of a strange launch off the East Coast of Florida.
Viewer John Simard sent in the following footage of a strange launch off the East Coast of Florida. (John Simard)