As America was reeling from Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941,
the West Coast was invaded by something mysterious:
Early morning on February 2, 1942:
Incoming craft sirens were first heard in the Los Angeles area.
Many Americans were expecting another wave of Japanese fighter planes,
and thought this is what they would see as they left their homes, and ventured outside.
How wrong they were!
The first sightings of a large UFO would be made in Culver City, and Santa Monica.
The whole California southern section was searching the night skies in a matter of minutes.
What they saw were beaming searchlights illuminating the night sky,
all of them converging on one thing: a UFO.
The beams of light would soon be accompanied by tracer fire from anti-aircraft artillery,
all of the rounds aiming at the invading craft.
The giant UFO would take direct hit after hit, yet without damage for over an hour.
The next day, the military claimed it was that all too convenient explanation: a "weather balloon."
To suggest that the Coast Guard continued firing at a balloon for over an hour
implies a degree of incompetence, to say the least!