Happy 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Los Angeles

Here is an entertaining tongue-in-cheek article on the infamous event:

The “Battle of LA,” 70 Years Ago Today: 5 Irrefutable Arguments Why It Was Actually a UFO Attack

Seventy years ago today, the Battle of Los Angeles occurred, a vicious fight that resulted in three civilian deaths.

Haven’t heard of it? We’re not surprised.

The U.S. government said what happened was nighttime antiaircraft crews protecting Los Angeles got nervous — it was just two months after Pearl Harbor — and opened fire on a weather balloon.

The crews also set off flares, and all the confusion just built on itself. So we’re told.

Others say the night featured an attempted UFO landing, in which the valiant gun crews fought aliens trying to land.

It’s pretty obvious the latter is true.

Tip: Strange Times

I’m not certain Strange Times takes it to be a joke. Or the commentators. Or, wait, is this a joke? Yes, I’m pretty sure it’s a joke. Hard to tell with all the fringe stuff out there that is taken seriously.

Check out this bit by Damn Interesting
And this Skeptoid episode

  1 comment for “Happy 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Los Angeles

  1. Lauri
    February 24, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Actually, example No. 3 does raise a suspiciously valid point.

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