Remember the L.A. U.F.O.? Turns out, it wasn’t aliens, it was just the Navy blowing up a piece of hardware expensive enough to have lifted thousands of families out of poverty. (Or... it was aliens.)

If you believe the government, the screaming that came across the sky this evening in southern California was actually a test launch of a Trident II missile.

Each Trident missile costs $30 million, and they blew one up for kicks this evening.