The Great Los Angeles Air Raid – ExtraTerrestrial Hypothesis

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By broggl | 27th July 2017
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This particular incident shook the early 1940s and had a big impact on the believers of the impossible. Believed to be an incident involving extra-terrestrials, this incident has earned its spot on almost every list of interesting UFO sightings. Dubbed as ‘The Great Los Angeles Air Raid‘ and the ‘Battle of Los Angeles‘, this incident took place on 24th – 25th February 1942 over Los Angeles, California.

The Plot

On the darkest hours between 24th and 25th February of 1942, Los Angeles was attacked by an unusual aircraft. Initially, it was believed that the aircraft belong to the Japanese because its occurrence happened just a few months after the infamous Pearl Harbour Bombing and also a submarine attack executed by the country over the US of A. It had been around three months that America had entered the World War II, and so the Japanese involvement was considered to be the truth.

On that day, the unidentified aircraft appeared over the region and the city’s air raid warning system was brought into action. The city converted into a war zone and the citizens had no option but to panic. Over 1400 rounds were fired skywards to avoid the unknown incoming. Army men rocketed a heavy ballistic attack against the aircraft and it continued for hours together. Strangely there was no retaliation as nothing was fired downwards.

Twist

The next day, it was found that there was no air raid on the previous night. No records or observations could confirm the sighting of a Japanese or any other aircraft. Government officials tried to reason the extreme act but all failed to justify it. Later, the Japanese authorities confirmed that they were too not involved.

The Explanation

According to a report released by the US Army, the unidentified object was nothing but a bunch of weather balloons that were released at the same time.

The Extra-Terrestrial Hypothesis

Following the incident, UFO specialists and conspiracy theorists had their own observations to share that led to an all new perception towards the incident. They believed that it was an extra-terrestrial spacecraft that visited LA that night. A photograph released to the media added fire to the speculation and acted as an evidence of an extraterrestrial visitation. Well, the photograph was heavily modified inorder to enhance the print quality.

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Following the incident, UFO specialists and conspiracy theorists had their own observations to share that led to an all new perception towards the incident. They believed that it was an extra-terrestrial spacecraft that visited LA that night. A photograph released to the media added fire to the speculation and acted as an evidence of an extraterrestrial visitation. Well, the photograph was heavily modified inorder to enhance the print quality.

(Un)Conclusion

Till date there is no information about what the unidentified flying object looked like or to whom it belonged to. The goofy answers and reports released by government officials seem to hold no ground and fuel the fire of unusual theories.