In 1942 a UFO appeared over southern California and was seen by over a million people. Because the incident took place so soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the military attempted to unleash hell on the strange flying object. Check out this amazing video of the incident and the radio report that has been synced up with the video. It’s amazing how many rounds of artillery were fired at the space craft.
Here’s the description of the awesome video from the YouTube page:
1942 footage and radio report of “Battle of Los Angeles” synchronized to Byron Palmer’s detailed account of the UFO incident witnessed by a million people on 26 February in sky over southern California. There were a minimum 1430 artillery rounds fired at the object.
Palmer was an announcer for the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) in those days of dominant nationwide radio mass media with television still the embryo.
Note Mr. Palmer’s reference to the unidentified flying object as a “craft.” Note also Palmer’s pronunciation of “Los Angeles” with hard “g” sound (as in “go”). His was typical way of pronouncing city’s name at that time and earlier by native and non-native Angelenos alike. In fact, it is closer to original Spanish pronunciation which uses the hard “g.” Cf. “Loce Ahng-hail-ais.” Using the soft “g” (as in “gentry”) in voicing “Los Angeles” is a modern conceit.
After a stint in Army Air Force in the Pacific theatre during WW II, Byron Palmer became a star of Broadway stage, Hollywood film, and television.
This historic record of the 1942 sighting, which triggered the era of official UFO secrecy by U.S. government, speaks for itself.