Photo: Courtesy Red Bull
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Nope, it wasn’t a meteor or an alien spaceship: The fiery streak that blazed across the sky over Los Angeles Wednesday was a Red Bull stunt.
After the fireball dashed overhead, social media was flooded with images and videos and many guessed at what it was.
The Los Angeles Police Department jumped on Twitter to report the show-in-the-sky was “just a film shoot.”
“This is Tinseltown after all,” the tweet said.
The beverage company Red Bull later shared they were behind the spectacle. To celebrate the evening’s supermoon and the start of spring, skydivers wearing wingsuits fitted with LED lights swooped down from a helicopter 4,000 feet above downtown.
“Traveling three feet forward for every one foot down, their southwestern one-mile flight took them past the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel – which at 1,100 feet – is the tallest building west of Chicago,” Red Bull wrote in a statement.
“They finally pulled their parachutes at 1,000 feet and landed safely on the city streets below in the first ever wingsuit jump into downtown Los Angeles.”
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