Was It A Rocket Or Missile Spotted In The Air Above Florida New Year's Day?

People watching the sunrise along the Treasure Coast New Year's morning saw something that many say looked like a missile or a rocket, being launched from under water.

There were no launches scheduled from Cape Canaveral.

Pictures show what appears to be a fiery trail and it was seen from Vero Beach to Jensen Beach in the moments before sunrise yesterday.

But a former historian with the Strategic Air Command has a theory that pokes a giant hole through the idea that the government launched some secret missile from underneath the ocean.

He says it was likely the contrail of a plane being illuminated by the rising sun.

Some were hoping for answers from the U.S. Navy.

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Photo: CBS 12