Another famous UFO incident occurred in the early hours of February 25th, 1942, with the “Battle of Los Angeles.” Tensions were still high in the wake of Pearl Harbor, and anti-aircraft guns were maintained across the west coast. Air raid drills were commonplace at the time. In the early morning hours, around 2 AM, an unidentified object was spotted in the sky over Los Angeles, and the city went into high alert. This was no drill.
Giant spotlights were shined in the sky, and shortly afterward, a barrage of anti-aircraft fire broke out. Although no bombs were dropped from above and no aircraft were shot down, there were reportedly more than a thousand rounds fired into the air. At least 6 civilians died as a result of the incident, and others were injured, apparently due to unintended anti-aircraft shelling. Several homes and buildings were destroyed as well. It is believed that over a million people witnessed this event, and many of them were left utterly confused in the aftermath.
The original thinking was that this was an enemy craft attempting to gain information about America’s anti-aircraft defenses, however no official explanation was given at the time. It wasn’t until 30 years later that the ‘Marshall Memo‘ was released that confirmed unidentified aircraft were the likely cause for the event. Contrary to this memo, in 1983, the US Air Force claimed that the cause of the alarm was… weather balloons…
So do you believe the Battle of Los Angeles was really triggered by weather balloons? Or does the declassified Marshall Memo provide enough evidence that it was something else?