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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 exploded into flames at the Cape Canaveral launch pad during a routine check earlier this week, carrying a $200-million Facebook satellite, and while Elon Musk said it was an issue with the upper stage oxygen tank, nothing has been confirmed. However, conspiracy theorists are carefully examining the footage, and claim that the rocket could possibly have been hit by a UFO. “I am pretty sure this is not the first time they hit us. I saw another rocket in flight (right after lift off), being destroyed by a saucer. I guess these rockets look too much like ICBMs with a big fat bomb attached to the tip! The Aliens are trying to put an end to nuclear missiles and war,” said YouTube user “UFO Hunter”. Continue reading for the shortened launch video.
“A Reddit users by the name of ‘rainbowfish4’ claims to be one of the welders at Kennedy Space Center who was working on the launch and submitted a post following the explosion. Rainbow24 states there were strange lights that appeared ‘in the sky above the pad’ while they were getting ready for the launch,” according to The Daily Mail.