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

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.

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

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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