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By David Ganezer
Observer Staff Writer 

Strange Lights Seen in the Evening Sky Over Santa Monica Bay Called Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon

155 mm anti-aircraft weapons had no effect on the strange lights.

 

UFO seen over Santa Monica Bay on June 24, 2022

6.24.22: Dozens of people on Santa Monica beach reported seeing a mysterious streak in the sky over Santa Monica Bay on Thursday night. The unidentified aerial phenomenon seemed to hover in the sky, then reverse direction and disappear to the West.

Los Angeles is no stranger to UFO sightings. On February 24, 1942, several lights were seen in the sky above Los Angeles. They were fired on by Army anti aircraft, who thought the lights were possibly Japanese bombers or Zeros. The 155 mm guns had no effect on the strange lights. https://losangeleno.com/strange-days/battle-of-los-angeles/

UFO seen over Santa Monica Bay on June 24, 2022

From Wikipedia: "The "Battle of Los Angeles," also known as "The Great Los Angeles Air Raid," is the name given by contemporary sources to the fictional enemy attack, and subsequent anti-aircraft artillery barrage which took place from late February 24 to early February 25, 1942, over Los Angeles."

"Initially, the target of the aerial barrage was thought to be an attacking force from Japan, but Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox, speaking at a press conference shortly afterward, called the incident a "false alarm." When documenting the incident in 1983, the US Office of Air Force History attributed the event to a case of "war nerves," likely triggered by a lost weather balloon, and exacerbated by stray flares and shell bursts from adjoining batteries."

 

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