Meteor-Like Objects In Los Angeles Turns Out To Be Wingsuit Jumpers From Film Shoot

StoryfulNews Published March 21, 2019 774 Plays

Rumble / Extreme Sports - A strange light lit up the sky over downtown Los Angeles. A lot of people saw that light thinking it was a meteor, but they were wrong. A lot of people called the Los Angeles police because they wrote on Twitter a message saying that it wasn’t a meteor it was part of a movie shoot.

It was not a meteor fewer aliens, and it turned out to be a stunt by Red Bull Air Force to celebrate the final supermoon of 2019. The team jumped from a helicopter 4,000 feet over the City of Angels and bird down at more than 120 mph in custom wingsuits, Red Bull said. It was the first wingsuit jump into downtown LA, as per Red Bull.

Los Angeles residents saw a curious scene in the sky on March 20, which turned out to be wingsuit jumpers performing a stunt for a film shoot. Twitter user Jordet shared footage of the jumpers blazing across the sky and parachuting down after the trick. The Los Angeles Police Department tweeted that the scene was not an “alien invasion” but a film shoot.

"As the third and final supermoon of 2019 rose over the iconic Los Angles skyline, the Red Bull Air Force – a team assembled from the most accomplished and experienced skydivers in the world – marked the occasion as only they can: springing into the air to get an up close and personal look at the phenomenon," the company announced.

Imagine how many concern citizens of Los Angeles must have called the police thinking that a meteor is going to crush over the city, or someone even assuming that is an alien invasion. After all, they are living in the city of films. What do you think of this video? Would you have panicked or would know that it is not something dangerous?

But, the people who took this video knew that these were wing-suit jumpers and you can hear them in the video asking where did they come from. Later you can see in the video their parachutes opening which made it even more clear that is not a meter that they are wing-suit jumpers.

Wingsuit flying is the sport of flying through the air using a wingsuit which adds surface area to the human body to enable a significant increase in lift. While the parachute flight is routine, the canopy pilot typically unzips arm wings (after deployment) to be able to reach the steering parachute toggles and control the descent path. Do you think this would be fun?

Credit: @Jordet via Storyful