US Navy Leap Frogs light up skies above Chula Vista, prompting confusion elsewhere

Posted at 9:27 AM, Oct 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-13 12:27:26-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) — Those watching from the ground at Chula Vista High School were in awe as Navy parachutist made their way back to Earth.

Those elsewhere in the South Bay were simply in awe, though unaware of the show.

The sight of a fireball careening through the sky above Chula Vista Friday night sent nearby residents into confusion, lighting up social media.

But it wasn't a UFO or secret government project. It was government related, though.

US Navy Leap Frogs performed a demonstration jump for students and parents during Chula Vista's homecoming football game with Mar Vista High.

"Some people call it the fire in the sky. We make sure everyone knows, all the authorities know, but it's always a surprise for a lot of people," SBC Luke Howard-Vesci, with the Leap Frog team, said. "Once they figure out it was the Leap Frogs it's a lot of fun."

"The ability to give the crowd a really unique experience every time is probably our greatest strength and the ability to also have a lot of outreach and be able to talk to a lot of different people is a great part of our job," Howard-Vesci added.