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Los Angeles Battles UFO In 1942 (69th anniversary of The Battle of Los Angeles)
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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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; la; ufo; wwii

1 posted on 02/25/2011 7:19:46 PM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: Chi-townChief

That was only a couple of months after the Germans attacked Pearl Harbor.


2 posted on 02/25/2011 7:22:08 PM PST by yarddog
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To: yarddog

“Hey look...a baby wolf.”


3 posted on 02/25/2011 7:23:45 PM PST by W.Lee (No compromise)
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To: Chi-townChief

4 posted on 02/25/2011 7:23:53 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Chi-townChief

Interesting. Thanks for posting.


5 posted on 02/25/2011 7:24:31 PM PST by unkus
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To: Chi-townChief

I saw the movie, it was really a submarine.


6 posted on 02/25/2011 7:24:43 PM PST by ThomasThomas (it said the speeling was OK)
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To: Chi-townChief

I guess it was a tough target to hit, right?


7 posted on 02/25/2011 7:25:53 PM PST by classified
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To: Chi-townChief

A little too early for a Japanese Fire Balloon, they started in ‘45.


8 posted on 02/25/2011 7:26:12 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Chi-townChief

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!


9 posted on 02/25/2011 7:27:48 PM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: Chi-townChief

Viral marketing for a new movie.


10 posted on 02/25/2011 7:29:30 PM PST by hc87
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To: Chi-townChief

Didn’t I see that same UFO in PLAN NINE FROM OUTER SPACE.


11 posted on 02/25/2011 7:31:17 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj

A very strange story.


12 posted on 02/25/2011 7:31:59 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: yarddog

Germans?


13 posted on 02/25/2011 7:33:23 PM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Did we give up after the germans bombed pearl harbor?

HELL NO!


14 posted on 02/25/2011 7:35:50 PM PST by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: Chi-townChief

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

15 posted on 02/25/2011 7:38:08 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: paint_your_wagon

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.


16 posted on 02/25/2011 7:39:15 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: DBrow

Yeah - and this occurred about 5 years before Flying Saucer-mania.


17 posted on 02/25/2011 7:40:42 PM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: Chi-townChief

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORb3zC8z94w


18 posted on 02/25/2011 7:42:38 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Chi-townChief

“Watch the skies. Keep watching. Keep looking. Keep watching the skies!”


19 posted on 02/25/2011 7:42:48 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: Chi-townChief
I saw about 16 UFO over the Pacific, just off Long Beach, CA in the late 60s, up at what appeared to be about 50k to 100k altitude, no sound and all in formation...Appeared to be what was seen over Lubbock Texas in the 1950s....

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.

20 posted on 02/25/2011 7:43:03 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Chi-townChief

And one day after Ellwood, CA was shelled by a sub. People were probably on edge.


21 posted on 02/25/2011 7:49:25 PM PST by DBrow
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To: dragnet2

Er...No “lightening” either...


22 posted on 02/25/2011 7:50:54 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: smoothsailing

Hmmm...Is this a UFO thread or a porno thread?


23 posted on 02/25/2011 8:01:02 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Yo-Yo

“HORRYWOOD!!!!”


24 posted on 02/25/2011 8:03:11 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Ev Reeman

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.


25 posted on 02/25/2011 8:10:13 PM PST by Bluebeard16
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To: exit82; paint_your_wagon
None were born, nor hatched. The were reproduced by fission, like all other bacteria.
26 posted on 02/25/2011 8:11:30 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: A Satanically Transmitted Disease spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus)
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To: paint_your_wagon

This isn’t true - if you look, they all have different birthdays.


27 posted on 02/25/2011 8:20:15 PM PST by jackibutterfly
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To: yarddog

Germans? Ha!! Shows what you know ‘dog. Everybody knows it was the North Koreans raiding Pearl from junks stationed in the Panama Canal...


28 posted on 02/25/2011 8:22:20 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: jackibutterfly

rarely are you born 9 months to the day. If they were all born within a couple months of each other, then ...


29 posted on 02/25/2011 8:23:19 PM PST by SengirV
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To: Ev Reeman

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.


30 posted on 02/25/2011 8:44:55 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: jackibutterfly

They all may have different birthdays BUT DO THEY HAVE BIRTH CERTIFICATES?


31 posted on 02/25/2011 8:46:27 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: smoothsailing
"It was huge! It was just enormous! I had never seen anything like it in my life!" she said. "It was just hovering there and hardly moving at all. It was a lovely pale orange. I could see it perfectly because it was very close. It was big!"


32 posted on 02/25/2011 8:55:52 PM PST by Right Brother
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To: yarddog

Can you help me here? Do you recall if this was before or after “the bomb that fell on Pearl Harbor”? (July 18, 2008)


33 posted on 02/25/2011 8:56:13 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: DBrow

#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.


34 posted on 02/25/2011 8:56:44 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Chi-townChief

At Fort MacArthur in San Pedro, the event is celebrated with a dance featuring a band playing tunes popular at the time.


35 posted on 02/25/2011 9:00:22 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Right Brother

Whoa, holy moley!


36 posted on 02/25/2011 9:32:25 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Quix

*ping*


37 posted on 02/25/2011 10:12:27 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: paint_your_wagon
Roswell got a lot of mileage out of the event but not the rest of us.
38 posted on 02/25/2011 10:53:25 PM PST by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has limits.)
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To: oyez


Radio News Report: News Clip

An editorial in the Long Beach Independent wrote, "There is a mysterious reticence about the whole affair and it appears that some form of censorship is trying to halt discussion on the matter."

It is an intersesting case as there really was an object according to a 1983 Air Force report on the incident. They claim it was a weather balloon - that fighters and anti-aircraft artillery could not destroy.


"An alert called at 1918 [7:18 p.m., Pacific time] was lifted at 2223, and the tension temporarily relaxed. But early in the morning of the 25th renewed activity began. Radars picked up an unidentified target 120 miles west of Los Angeles. Antiaircraft batteries were alerted at 0215 and were put on Green Alert—ready to fire—a few minutes later. The AAF kept its pursuit planes on the ground, preferring to await indications of the scale and direction of any attack before committing its limited fighter force. Radars tracked the approaching target to within a few miles of the coast, and at 0221 the regional controller ordered a blackout. Thereafter the information center was flooded with reports of "enemy planes, " even though the mysterious object tracked in from sea seems to have vanished. At 0243, planes were reported near Long Beach, and a few minutes later a coast artillery colonel spotted "about 25 planes at 12,000 feet" over Los Angeles. At 0306 a balloon carrying a red flare was seen over Santa Monica and four batteries of anti-aircraft artillery opened fire, whereupon "the air over Los Angeles erupted like a volcano." From this point on reports were hopelessly at variance." -- pp. 277-286, Washington, D.C. : Office of Air Force History

It is interesting that the USAF lied about sending US Army fighters to intercept the aircraft in their official history when multiple contemporaneous reports including the one above states they did.
39 posted on 02/26/2011 5:05:55 AM PST by WaterBoard ("PBR Street Gang this is Almighty, over..")
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To: WaterBoard
Now this is interesting, my mom and dad were driving in LA when this happen, they're story seems to differ from the reports. When the sirens went off they and several other pulled over and went lights out. My father who was a pilot at the time said there was no doubt it was a small plane going west to east and trying to maneuver to avoid the AA. The next morning there were reports of a military surveillance plane going down east of LA. This was also about the time a Japanese sub was was shelling a refinery off the coast of Santa Monica. Dads convinced we shot down one of our own planes as it was returning from the sea in an attempt to locate the sub.
40 posted on 02/26/2011 5:28:46 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: SengirV; jackibutterfly

***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.


41 posted on 02/26/2011 7:14:29 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Visit the TOMMY FRANKS MILITARY MUSEUM in HOBART, OK. I did, well worth it!)
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To: ThomasThomas

What was the movie called? Plan 9 ... doesn’t seem to be it.


42 posted on 02/26/2011 7:41:47 AM PST by George from New England (Escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Thanks thanks.

Certainly folks alive at the time, in LA, remember such goings on.


43 posted on 02/26/2011 8:05:25 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: George from New England

Make that 1941

44 posted on 02/26/2011 10:12:08 AM PST by ThomasThomas (it said the speeling was OK)
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To: al_c

“That’s ma name; Hollis Wood!”


45 posted on 02/26/2011 11:06:35 AM PST by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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To: ThomasThomas

Never saw that movie - how did they explain the object??


46 posted on 02/26/2011 1:33:55 PM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: WaterBoard

Not another one of those pesky weather balloons!


47 posted on 02/26/2011 7:57:26 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: WaterBoard

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.


48 posted on 02/27/2011 4:24:51 AM PST by cgbg (No bailouts for New York and California. Let them eat debt.)
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