Not an Alien Invasion, Just a Film Shoot

Olive Hawkins
March 22, 2019

Twitter thought for a brief moment that a meteor was headed for Los Angeles, and maybe aliens were coming for Earth. It was actually a publicity stunt.

Others shared what they saw over the downtown area.

Plait soon sussed out the actual reason behind the show: wingsuit flyers with flares.

"PSA: A meteor did not crash into Downtown Los Angeles, and no, it's not an alien invasion. just a film shoot. This is Tinseltown after all".

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LAPD reported in a tweet that the stunt was part of a film shoot.

The company also posted a dramatic photo of the evening's "super worm equinox moon" with a flare of sparks and the message "14% brighter". Nope, it's a skydiver for an energy drink company.

Traveling three feet forward for every one foot down, the daredevils' southwestern one-mile flight took them into downtown, where they soared through skyscrapers, including the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel, the tallest building west of Chicago. They were outfitted with LED lights and glorified sparklers to mark the final supermoon of the year, according to a press release issued Thursday morning. The team used parachutes to descend safely to the ground.

The Los Angeles Police Department joined in on the fun, saying that the image was not from a meteor or from unidentified flying objects.

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