Inside ‘Battle of LA’ UFO sighting that fueled conspiracies after big floating object spotted weeks after Pearl Harbor

THE Battle of Los Angeles is perhaps one of the earliest alleged UFO sightings that fueled conspiracy theories among Americans. Eye-witnesses claim they saw a mystery object flying in the sky in February 1942 – just weeks after Japanese air forces attacked Pearl Harbor. GettyThe Battle of Los Angeles happened at a time when fears of a Japanese attack on the West Coast existed[/caption] GettySearchlights examined the LA skyline but Japanese officials confirmed no enemy planes were sent[/caption] Officials received a warning that mainland Los Angeles could be under siege by Japanese forces over a 10 hour period in 1942. Officers fired rounds of artillery from .50 caliber machine guns into the sky in anticipation that enemy planes would land. There were no planes but the incident fueled conspiracies about a potential UFO sighting as some reportedly saw a “mysterious” flying object, according to History. Army officials tried to say that commercial aircraft “sent by Japan” passed over the LA skyline but the Office of Air Force History debunked the theory in 1983 – adding a weather balloon was launched to help with the winds. Believers say photos of the bright lights reportedly “prove” the phenomenon was an extraterrestrial craft.…

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Inside ‘Battle of LA’ UFO sighting that fueled conspiracies after big floating object spotted weeks after Pearl Harbor

Updated: July 19, 2021 — 10:27 am