Here is a case where Washington really has their foot stuck in the do-do and can't pull it out.
First of all, there are far too many "experts"--people that have credible backgrounds in security and aerospace industry as well as fire technicians from the Navy to ignore this.
This was a missile firing off our coast right under the nose of several military defense facilities.
Secondly; Let's talk about the geographical location of this purported event. "30 miles off the coast of California" Let's work with that-ok? That would place the event in the Santa Barbara channel which is very deep marine trench--ideal stealth location for a sub-surface firing. The location would also be within five miles of the target range of the Pacific Missile Weapons Test facility located on the northern boundaries of Naval Air Station Point Magu. Two things here are interesting to me as I was stationed at Pt. Magu for several years.
1. There is a P-3 Orion anti-submarine squadron, two HAL heilo squadrons and several units of the NSA located on base at Pt. Magu. Any of these could have been scrambled instantly if there was an alert sounded. Ask any sonar tech that has heard a jin-class sub and he will tell you it sounds like a freight train down there. They ( the P-3) would have had no problem spotting the invader. Evidently no alert was sounded.
2. Even closer to the "30 miles off the coast" description is the island of San Nicolas. this is a radar intense Navy facility used to tract the missiles from the weapons test center at Pt. Magu as well as a target range for Navy fighter squadrons. 3. placed one hundred fifty miles west of this location is a radar picket ship--it was code named "November" when I was flying the area years ago but I'm confident it or an updated version is still out there on patrol. Part of their duty is to control the ADIZ or radar defense zone of the USA. All flights, commercial or military have to confirm their intended penetration of the ADIZ within minutes.4. If the previous is not enough to put your knickers in a wad over how many people had to be asleep at the switch here, consider that the LAXATC ( Los Angeles Air Traffic Control Center)says they had no record of the launch? Thirty miles off the California coast at that position would still be within the LAXATC control zone!!
Let’s go the other way now. Let’s accept the statement that it was an aircraft. Where was it departing from? Where did it land? What was its destination? This one doesn’t jive with the FAA version of "No aircraft in the area" The Hawaiian flight 808 has already been proven false because it departed the coastline 170 miles south over San Onofre on airway V23.
Next area to look at is in the Marshall Islands Kawajalean to be specific--downrange from the weapons test center to see if there was any activity there during this timeframe. Kawajalean is the location of the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) test range for ground based midcourse defense (GMD) intercepts. This is where Vandenberg usually directs their birds. The following is an exerpt from a PR about an October launch;
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announced today it has successfully completed a flight test of the ground-based midcourse defense (GMD) development program, intercepting an intercontinental ballistic missile target. The test took place over the central Pacific Ocean in the Western Test Range. A modified Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile target vehicle was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 10 p.m. EDT, and a prototype interceptor was launched 22 minutes later and 4,800 miles away from the Ronald Reagan Missile Site Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The intercept took place approximately six minutes after the interceptor was launched, at an altitude in excess of 140 miles above the earth, and during the midcourse phase of the target warhead's flight. This was the fifth successful intercept--and the fourth consecutive--in seven flight tests since October 1999 for the GMD program.
This gets more interesting as we progress in our research. Admiral Sandy Winnfield, the Commander of NORAD has not returned my calls or my email. I would assume he has his hands full with answers for Senators and Congressmen. More on this later today.