Battle:Los Angeles is not just a fun, high-action, alien movie, by Jonathan Liebesman, it’s an actual event! That’s right, just when you thought you were safe, there’s another reason to hide from the world, or what’s out of this world. Exactly 69 years ago to this day there was a REAL BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES with a actual Unidentified Flying Object over the exact same area that is completely and utterly demolished in the film. Now the “real” Battle of Los Angeles was an actual siting of a spacecraft a mere two weeks after the attacks on Pearl Harbor.

Now I know what you’re thinking! But I’m not making this up, this is a well documented event which has still gone unexplained for 69 years. Here are some of the facts…

Because our military was deployed and ready to go to war, when the ship arrived in Santa Monica our defenses were ready, but it didn’t matter, the ship would not be taken down and after a while of hovering and dismissing our futile attacks it simply disappeared into thin air.

The event took place during the night between February 24-25, 1942. Never fully explained, these events remain shrouded in mystery and the subject of intense speculation… Beginning shortly after 2 am on February 25, and throughout the night, unidentified objects were reported over Los Angeles and the threat was so unusual that air raid sirens were sounded, and a total blackout was ordered. At 3:16 am, the 37th Coast Artillery Brigade began firing 12.8-pound antiaircraft shells at the objects – more than 1,400 shells were fired over the next 58 minutes as the objects moved south, from Santa Monica to Long Beach.

Now I find it interesting that a number of these “sitings” have come around war time when the U.S. is both the most prepared and the most jump, but apparently, that’s just a coincidence…

“The obvious thought was that these were Japanese bombers come to attack the United States,” says UFO expert Bill Birnes, publisher of UFO magazine. “But it wasn’t. They were flying too high. And the astounding thing was, not one artillery shell could hit the craft – out of all the hundreds of shells that were fired. People outside that night swore that it was neither a plane nor a balloon – it was a UFO. It floated, it glided. And to this day, nobody can explain what that craft was, why our anti-aircraft guns couldn’t hit it – it’s a mystery that’s never been resolved.”

Yesterday we were able to speak with four UFO experts, the man quoted above, Bill Birnes, who not only believes in multiple military encounters with UFOs, but that they might be trying to spread their DNA within our society….

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Mark Easter, the Director and spokesperson for MUFON.com who collects and analyzes data of sightings….

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For me the most interesting of the bunch, Department of Defense, Weapons Controller Robert L. Salas, who spoke about multiple encounters with UFOs and in 1967 watched as all our missiles become disabled for no reason (something that is basically impossible) only to have it reported that there was a UFO overhead and later wrote the book Faded Giant

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…and finally Charles I. Halt, the writer of Left at Eastgate who was kicked out of the military for his first hand UFO experience in which he was, surrounded by other military general who back his statement. Watch his statement about what really happened below….

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Are all these men crazy? Well, there are definitely a lot of people who would have you believe so. Birnes’ DNA theory was definitely to craziest of the bunch. Halt definitely seemed extremely nervous and sincere as he walked us through his entire experience. All the men seemed to agree on a few things…

  1. UFOs are impervious to our weapons and can disable them
  2. These spacecrafts have many different colors, but their “beam” is normally like a red laser.
  3. None of them have any idea why they would be here.

Going back to the “real” Battle of Los Angeles, much like how all these men spoke about their stories being covered up — even with multiple, reliable witnesses — so was the UFO in Santa Monica which was scene by the entire city.

At first, officials offered a very vague explanation. According to the Los Angeles Times (February 26, 1942), the secretary of the Navy, Frank Knox, dismissed the event as a “false alarm” due to “jittery nerves,” but when this failed to satisfy the press and the public, the Army responded with a definitive answer that the craft and the battle were real, and the next day, Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson confirmed that. Santa Monica’s US Representative, Leland Ford, was quoted in the Times on February 27 calling for a Congressional investigation into the incident, but this went nowhere. In the years since, various explanations have been offered – from Japanese planes to German craft launched from secret bases in Mexico to unidentified aircraft to weather balloons to sky lanterns to blimps.

However, it is also alleged that General Marshall reported that the Army had recovered an unidentified aircraft off the coast of California that indicated that the “mystery airplanes are in fact not earthly and according to secret intelligence sources they are in all probability of interplanetary origin.”

So everyone, before you hit the theaters and enjoy the ride that is Battle: Los Angeles, raise a glass to the real aliens who visited our planet 69 years ago, did no harm, had a nice view of Santa Monica Bay, and then departed!