The UFO Phenomenon
The Battle of Los Angeles revisited
By T.K. Randall
February 28, 2009 · 35 comments
Image Credit: Los Angeles Times
The Battle of Los Angeles occured early on February 25th 1942 when a number of unidentified objects in the sky over the city were fired upon by anti-aircraft artillery. It was thought at the time that the objects were Japanese aircraft however this turned out not to be the case, in fact to this day nobody is sure what the objects were. Theories range from weather balloons and blimps to spacecraft of an otherworldly origin.
Pat Carrell was 3 years old and living with her parents and baby brother in Hawthorne when she was awakened by the sound of booming antiaircraft guns in the morning hours of Feb. 25, 1942. Less than three months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the West Coast was on edge. Carrell remembers the shades being drawn, the fear in her parents' eyes, the warning to keep the lights off. After what must have seemed like an eternity to a toddler, the explosions finally stopped and daylight broke. But for years, Carrell wasn't sure what had happened during what came to be known as the Great L.A. Air Raid. To this day, no one is."
Source: LA Times
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