Have you ever heard of the
“Searchlights scanned the skies and anti-aircraft guns protecting the vital aircraft and ship-building factories went into action. In the next few hours they would fire over 1,400 shells at an unidentified, slow- moving object in the sky over
Author Ralph Blum, who was a nine-year-old boy at the time, wrote that he thought "the Japanese were bombing
"What a scene! It was after three in the morning. Searchlights probed the western sky. Tracers streamed upward. The racket was terrific."
The Anti-Aircraft Guns of 65th Coast Artillery Regiment in
Long Beach Police Chief J.H. McClelland said, "I watched what was described as the second wave of planes from atop the seven-story
Reporter Bill Henry of the Los Angeles Times wrote, "I was far enough away to see an object without being able to identify it...I would be willing to bet what shekels I have that there were a number of direct hits scored on the object."
A young interior designer named Katie and was surprised in the early morning hours of February 25th, when here phone rang. Like thousands of residents she had volunteered for wartime duties on the home front as an Air Raid Warden. When she answered her phone she found It was the Air Raid supervisor in her district notifying her of an alert and asking if she had seen the object in the sky very close to her home. She immediately walked to a window and looked up. "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." With the city blacked out, Katie, and hundreds of thousands of others, were able to see the eerie visitor with spectacular clarity as the Army Air Corps lit it with searchlights. "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!"
At , Lt. Gen. John L. DeWitt issued the cease-fire order, and the twenty-minute "battle of
What was the object or objects? Well, at the end of the war, the Japanese stated that they did not send planes over the area at the time of this alert so it really beats me, but the above old photo sure makes it look like they were shooting at a UFO! I invite you to keep an open mind and keep walking in this big weird world of ours!
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