SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Residents all over San Diego County Wednesday night reported seeing mysterious lights hovering in the sky.
10News received several calls from residents throughout the county who reported seeing the lights in the western sky between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Reports came in from Blossom Valley, La Jolla, Del Mar, Chula Vista and El Cajon.
10News reached out to authorities to find out what may be the source of the lights, and an official with Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado confirmed that the lights were from flares being used during training exercises. No additional details were given.
The incident mimics another high-profile sight in our skies that took place last December, when San Diegans were caught off guard by a rocket launch. SpaceX had launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenburg Air Base just north, sending locals into a brief panic.