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Originally posted by Blue Shift
Originally posted by rangersdad
Why did George Marshall want to go back to 1897 for
I assume he was talking about the nationwide Mystery Airship sightings of the end of the 19th Century. Provided that they weren't just examples of local newspapers "spinning yarns" inspired by Jules Verne to increase circulation, they were sightings of unusual and apparently technologically advanced flying machines.
Where's the Tesla guy? He'll gladly tell you all about it from his unique and unvarying perspective.
One thing is for sure, they aren't what I would call "new", some of those documents (if not all) are on this site:
Originally posted by Mclaneinc
As stated a few posts up this is INDEED viral marketing for the upcoming film Battle: LA, someone should close the thread as it's a hoax and will only drone on for ages with people believing it..
There's been other similar 'leaks' and they all lead back to the film..
So they may have been there for 6-11 years.
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If you believe everything every eyewitness to the battle of Los Angeles said, you'll never figure out what happened, because the witness stories are diverse and contradictory. It's a decent example of just how unreliable witness testimony can be.
Originally posted by abe froman
reply to post by Arbitrageur
watched ufo hunters on the history channel last night where they interviewed eyewitnesses to the battle of los angeles, the eyewitness state military planes followed the ufos after their departure.
Interesting comment by Wendell Wilke, and after watching the movie "Independence Day" the same thought occurred to me about alien visitors, maybe if they showed up like that we wouldn't have to argue about it, we would just know.
At 0306 a balloon carrying a red flare was seen over Santa Monica and four batteries of anti-aircraft artillery opened fire, whereupon “the air over Los Angeles erupted like a volcano.” From this point on reports were hopelessly at variance.
Probably much of the confusion came from the fact that anti-aircraft shell bursts, caught by the searchlights, were themselves mistaken for enemy planes. In any case, the next three hours produced some of the most imaginative reporting of the war: “swarms” of planes (or, sometimes, balloons) of all possible sizes, numbering from one to several hundred, traveling at altitudes which ranged from a few thousand feet to more than 20,000 and flying at speeds which were said to have varied from “very slow” to over 200 miles per hour, were observed to parade across the skies...
Wendell Willkie, speaking in Los Angeles on 26 February, assured Californians on the basis of his experiences in England that when a real air raid began “you won’t have to argue about it—you’ll just know.”