Skip to comments.Los Angeles Battles UFO In 1942 (69th anniversary of The Battle of Los Angeles)
Posted on 02/25/2011 7:19:40 PM PST by Chi-townChief
At 2:25 a.m. on February 25, 1942, most of the greater Los Angeles region's three million population was awakened by loud air raid sirens that kept wailing for the next thirty-eight minutes.
Powerful searchlights were aimed at a glowing unidentified aerial object over the Santa Monica Mountains that was shaped like a "lozenge."
Moments later, America's 37th Coast Artillery Brigade fired off 1,430 anti-aircraft shells at the UFO.
That was only a couple of months after the Germans attacked Pearl Harbor.
“Hey look...a baby wolf.”
Interesting. Thanks for posting.
I saw the movie, it was really a submarine.
I guess it was a tough target to hit, right?
A little too early for a Japanese Fire Balloon, they started in ‘45.
speaking of UFO’s, I just got this in an email
The year is 1947
> Some of you will recall that on July 8, 1947, a little over 60 years
> ago, witnesses claim that an unidentified flying object (UFO) with
> five aliens aboard crashed onto a sheep and mule ranch just outside
> Roswell , New Mexico . This is a well known incident that many say
> has long been covered up by the U..S. Air Force and other federal
> agencies and organizations.
> However, what you may NOT know is that in the month of April 1948,
> nine months after that historic day, the following people were born:
> Albert A. Gore, Jr.
> Hillary Rodham
> John F. Kerry
> William J. Clinton
> Howard Dean
> Nancy Pelosi
> Dianne Feinstein
> Charles E. Schumer
> Barbara Boxer
> See what happens when aliens breed with sheep and jackasses?
> I certainly hope this bit of information clears up a lot of things
> for you. It did for me.
> No wonder they support the bill to help illegal aliens!
Viral marketing for a new movie.
Didn’t I see that same UFO in PLAN NINE FROM OUTER SPACE.
A very strange story.
Did we give up after the germans bombed pearl harbor?
Woman Air Raid Warden Gives Testimony:
"It was huge! It was just enormous! And it was practically right over my house. I had never seen anything like it in my life!" she said.
"It was just hovering there in the sky and hardly moving at all. It was a lovely pale orange and about the most beautiful thing you've ever seen. I could see it perfectly because it was very close. It was big!"
"I'll never forget what a magnificent sight it was. Just marvelous. And what a gorgeous color!" she said
Hillary Rodham was born in ‘47 and Bill Clinton in 1946.
Al Gore and Nancy Pelosi were hatched, not born.
Nice Internet legend, but not factual.
Yeah - and this occurred about 5 years before Flying Saucer-mania.
“Watch the skies. Keep watching. Keep looking. Keep watching the skies!”
Several months later, from up on hill in So. CA, we saw what appeared to be multiple nuclear flashes that lite up the entire coastal area out to Catalina Island and all the way inland to about 20 miles....Massive flashes...The flashes seemed to be emanating from approximately bout 50 mile out in the ocean from Huntington Beach, beyond the island... It was a clear, warm summer night....No clouds, no lighting, no rain...
The flashes were so bright and intense, we were waiting for the concussions, which never came.
And one day after Ellwood, CA was shelled by a sub. People were probably on edge.
Er...No “lightening” either...
Hmmm...Is this a UFO thread or a porno thread?
I believe kalipso louie is going to be in Chicago this weekend and he’s looking for the UFO’s. Maybe they will come and take him away.
This isn’t true - if you look, they all have different birthdays.
Germans? Ha!! Shows what you know ‘dog. Everybody knows it was the North Koreans raiding Pearl from junks stationed in the Panama Canal...
rarely are you born 9 months to the day. If they were all born within a couple months of each other, then ...
I just saw Conrad Brooks from “Plan 9 from Outer Space”. I’ll ask him. (He’s 80 years old and looks like 60. Still funny as heck).
That UFO cost about 5 bucks to make, which is 4 dollars more than it cost to make the whole movie.
They all may have different birthdays BUT DO THEY HAVE BIRTH CERTIFICATES?
Can you help me here? Do you recall if this was before or after “the bomb that fell on Pearl Harbor”? (July 18, 2008)
#4DBrow: re Japanese fire balloons. I just copied this at the National Archives, College Park, Md. the other day.
From Record Group, 160 (Army Service Forces), Entry 37, Box 10, 9th Service Command, A.G. Officer, Decimal File 383.4
Correspondence “acknowledgement of letter stating plans for Combating Effects of Japanese balloons”
- 5/05/45, Telephone Conversation between Major Poffenburg and Mr. Hankey re “Explosion of Japanese Bomb” near Bly, Oregon. Describes how picnickers from a church group “picked up, dropped or kicked a demolition bomb.”
Record No. 279, and
Record No. 271: another phone conversation transcribed listed the victims are:
Mr. John E. Tucker: “And the names of the persons who were killed. Mrs. Elsie Mitchell, 28. Also, an unborn child by Else Mitchell. Nex is Gene Patske, 12 years old, Richard Patske, 14 years, Sherman Shoemaker, 12 years, Eddie Engen, 13 years, Jay Gifford 12 years. All of Bly, Oregon.”
Japanese balloon fires, explosions, or droppings were found in Utah, Wyoming, and Montana, among other states.
These people were also casualties of war and should not be forgotten.
At Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, the event is celebrated with a dance featuring a band playing tunes popular at the time.
Whoa, holy moley!
***rarely are you born 9 months to the day. If they were all born within a couple months of each other, then ...**
So it tood a few months for their “daddy” to get around! They are still like “the Children Of The Damned”, inflicting their curses on the US.
And when Americans told them what we thought of Obama care, all they could see was “A brick wall!” and still voted for it.
What was the movie called? Plan 9 ... doesn’t seem to be it.
Certainly folks alive at the time, in LA, remember such goings on.
Make that 1941
“That’s ma name; Hollis Wood!”
Never saw that movie - how did they explain the object??
Not another one of those pesky weather balloons!
This incident is discussed a bit in Dolan’s “UFOs and the National Security State, 1941-1973”. He indicates that DOD denied the existence of the entire episode until 1974. At that time a memo from George Marshall to FDR on the incident was declassified.
Marshall told FDR that the UFOs were “commercial sources, operated by enemy agents for the purposes of spreading alarm, disclosing locations of antiaircraft positions, and slowing production through blackout.”
What is so ironic is that during the war and post war period authorities of all countries blamed the flights of the “foo fighters” on the enemy, whoever that might be.
Marshall had no evidence for his statements. Advice from Presidential advisors hasn’t gotten a lot better since those days.
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