Para-Commandos Mistaken for 'UFO' over Tallahassee
Video of a strange light streaking across the sky over Tallahassee, Florida was shared to the Tallahassee Soccer Club’s Twitter feed on October 26th.
The video, shot at approximately 6 p.m., was captioned "UFO SIGHTINGS IN TALLAHASSEE!!" and features the light zig-zagging back and forth as interested onlookers speculate on its nature and origin.
“You can see an airplane next to it,” said one witness.
"Right, that's what I'm saying," responded another. "And then it pushes off and goes back to the airport. Watch."
Florida State University Officials later confirmed the light show was part of the SOCOM Para-Commandos’ practice jump prior to FSU’s football game versus Clemson the next day.
"Actually, this is one of the pyrotechnic devices we dropped from 3,500 feet during tonight’s SoCom Paracommando jump," commented pilot Troy Kinsey. "Honored to serve as pilot in command!"
The Para-Commandos are the US Special Operations Command's aerial parachute demonstration team, who perform at high visibility events across the nation.