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Seven Sightings in 6 Decades That “Didn’t” Happen. Part 1 UFO

Seven Sightings in 6 Decades That “Didn’t” Happen. Part 1

Man has always reported seeing things in the sky he didn’t quite understand. Upon watching the rising and setting of the sun and moon, our ancestors worshipped these celestial bodies as gods. They also considered comets and asteroids racing across the night sky as being omens of either good luck or portents of demise.

Although man has changed considerably since those days, dropping the superstition for the most part, the one thing that hasn’t changed is seeing weird things in the sky. After the birth of the modern UFO era in 1947, omens and portents have been replaced by strange lights and otherworldly aircraft. Those who are involved in the cover-up would have us believe that we are witnessing nothing more than terrestrial aircraft or atmospheric anomalies, or the light of Venus reflecting off some bald guy’s head. That last one is mine but you get the general idea. Those who are In The Know would have us believe we are witless morons who can’t trust our own senses.

Over the many decades since Kenneth Arnold witnessed his UFOs over Mount Ranier, there have been several mass sightings that defy any explanation. And despite the Cover-up’s best efforts to shut up and shut down these witnesses, they persist and demand to be heard.

The Battle of Los Angeles

In the winter of 1942, the war against the Nazis and the Empire of Japan was heating up. The mighty hand of the United States military was now involved after Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbour. It was believed by our military intelligence that another attack was imminent. German U-boats were seen along the East coast. But it was the West Coast where fears of a Japanese attack could most likely happen. And their fears were warranted.

The Battle of Los Angeles
The Battle of Los Angeles

On the night of February 23, 1942 an oil production field in Santa Barbara was fired upon by a Japanese submarine. Needless to say this scared the hell out of Californians. The enemy was a little too close for comfort. But, it was the very next night when fear of attack by the enemy reached a fevered pitch when bullets and mortars lit up the night sky over the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles.

In the wee hours of the morning of February 25, 1942 the city of Los Angeles was torn from its slumber when the air raid sirens ripped through the night. This was it; the Japanese finally found their courage and was invading the mainland. The time had finally come to defend the homeland. Only it wasn’t what they thought.

At 3:16AM, antiaircraft guns began to fire at some strange lights hovering over down town LA. One reporter from the LA Herald Express would later report that whatever the military was firing upon seemed unfazed by the onslaught of the antiaircraft guns. It was without a doubt an aircraft of some kind, but what kind of craft was unknown.

When the all clear was given at 7:21 AM, thousands of shells had been fired littering the streets of downtown LA. The only thing not littering the streets was any evidence that an enemy aircraft was shot down. Not even so much as a Japanese bullet had been fired and no soldiers of the Emperor had stormed the beaches. There can be no doubt that a craft was fired upon and no craft of this world could have survived the kind of beating the US military dished out. The only thing left in the same wake of the of that violent terrifying night was damage to private property, frayed nerves and three Los Angelinos who died of heart attacks.

It is commonly believed that our military fired upon an alien spacecraft that was out for a joy ride over the lights of LA. We’re lucky they didn’t take it to seriously otherwise we may have fought a losing battle with beings from another world.

The Lubbock Lights

Perhaps the most famous mass UFO sighting occurred on August 25, 1951 witnessed by dozens of people in and around the city of Lubbock Texas. But it has one other distinction, the silliest explanation for a sighting by our government

The Lubbock Lights
The Lubbock Lights

At 9:00 pm, three professors from Texas Tech College were sitting in a colleague’s backyard enjoying each other’s company when one of the men saw something odd in the sky. When all three men looked up they could see what looked like 20-30 lights flying in formation at an altitude of 2000 feet. They further reported that the lights were traveling at a high rate of speed. They also reported that the craft were the size of dinner plates and appeared to being operated by an intelligent force. Fortunately the professors weren’t the only ones to see the craft that night.

Across town a student from Texas Tech grabbed his camera and took a series of pictures constituting some of the best photographic evidence of UFOs. Besides these four men, dozens more witnessed the lights stating that never in their lives had they seen something that strange.

A month after the sighting, Lieutenant Edward Ruppelt, a member of project Blue Book and investigator J. Allen Hyneck, were called upon to investigate the sighting. The two men explained that the light from newly installed street lamps that projected up reflected off night flying Plover birds. To the Government that meant case closed. However, to the Texans that was an insult to their intelligence.

When the Lubbock witnesses heard the laughable explanation they decided to test that theory. After a few nights of experimentation, they discovered that Plover Birds would cause the reflection the investigators reported. Only problem is the reflection could only be caused if the birds came within 10 feet of the street lights. And Plover birds don’t fly at an altitude of 2000 feet let alone travel at 600 miles per hour. The Lubbock lights may have been closed by the US government. But it will never be closed with the good people of Lubbock, Texas.

Rick Hale

Rick Hale

Rick Hale has spent his life in the pursuit of the unknown after witnessing an apparition at his grandparents’ house on the north side of Chicago.

Over the past 20-plus years, Rick has been on dozens of investigations with large paranormal groups to being completely independent. Rick began writing for Paranormal Underground magazine in May 2009, and a year later he became co-host of Paranormal Underground Radio.