For completeness we should note that rocket missiles conceivably could exhibit these rates, and the area was dotted with Minuteman ICBM silos. But it is hard to think of a reason why missiles would be in flight in this area at this time - barring accident or mischief with potential consequences so serious that one can scarcely imagine the cause remaining undiscovered - and of course the extended Phase B episode does not remotely suggest a missile. None of the witness testimony on file is remotely consistent with missile launches or impacts.