The History Channel just wrapped up its "Alien Invasion"
week of programming (which is offered quite often lately). A more suitable
titled might have been "Alien Aversion." Don't hunker down with
the popcorn when THC rolls out these back-to-back "investigative"
programs hoping for 10 hours of interesting UFO exposés. Be prepared
to have a close encounter of the debunker kind.
THC is clearly so biased against even the remote possibility that planet
earth is being visited by extra-terrestrial/extra-dimensional life forms/intelligences
that it has no qualms making a mockery of almost every classic UFO case
we've all come to know about in great detail, even to the extreme of omitting
vital information and clearly avoiding experts in the area of UFO research
and packing their peanut gallery of experts and pros with debunkers alone.
THC's breakdown of the Roswell event spent more time panning a shot of
the USAF Official "Case Closed" cover and running meaningless
40's vintage air force stock footage than it did the original Roswell newspaper
pages. But what I found most curious was, they told the entire story without
once mentioning Jesse Marcel until they had firmly planted their "events
strawman" to knock down, and then lightly touched on Jesse's experiences
as an afterthought, lining up his testimony (and never mentioning his son's
experience with the Roswell metals and materials Jesse brought home that
night in 1947) up with "quack" testimonies more akin to the freakish,
media-pigs one might find hovering around Roswell's commercialized tourist
attraction today. You know something is up when THC chooses not to pan
their camera too far to the right when showing the infamous "whether
balloon debris" photo featuring General Ramey and omitting Jesse,
only an inch away. They certainly didn't bother to quote Jesse, or splice
in his amazing filmed testimony (Stanton Friedman's "UFOs Are Real").
No, Jesse sans son was just a 'dishonorable mention.' No mention of the
4 small caskets ordered (strange that the air force buries its battered
and broken flight test dummies, eh?). No mention of the Corso data.
Roswell simply never happened and wasn't of interest to anyone until just
a few years ago when it was 'dug up' and pieced together by greedy UFOlogists
to spawn new material to write about, considering the complete lack of
UFO activity in the world since the 40s. This was the overall impression
But far more disturbing was their treatment of the Battle of Los Angeles
Battle Of LA'
UFO Encounter), perhaps one of the most interesting of
UFO cases from this time period or any other. It's not only very, very
rare to find the BoLA even mentioned in a UFO documentary (which alone
is peculiar), but to examine it from a debunker's position was even more
When one looks at the original full photograph, one sees
something clearly nailed in the crossed beams of multiple searchlights.
Further, it is clear the object, whatever it was, actually STOPPED the
searchlight beams from travelling further into the night sky. World-renowned
UFO image analyst Bruce Maccabee's recent analysis of the photo indicates
there was, indeed, something SOLID in the midst of those beams of light
and exploding AA rounds in the skies above LA that night in 1942.
The entire BoLA was treated as a fairy tale of World War II jitters and
mass (Army) hysteria over Japanese invasion. But once again, THC visually
played a very dirty trick. Just as they had established a careful shot
of General Ramey holding the Roswell "balloon" debris making
sure not to show Jesse who was also in the frame, THC's cameras only panned
the famous BoLA photograph left to right, showing the ground and searchlights.
It never once inched up to reveal that glowing, peculiar, disc-shaped object
upon which the searchlights were locked as shells burst in the sky around
it. THC even obscured the imagery by overlaying stock footage of WWII searchlight
and gunners. There was absolutely no attempt by the producers to offer
even the possibility that "something" was overflying LA. It was
dismissed as a case of paranoid overreaction. It even seemed to carry a
snide and offensive suggestion that UFOlogy itself is to blame for the
civilian damages done by the hail of armaments lobbed at the non-existent
aerial interloper, back-blaming UFOlogy by more than 25 years (since real
UFOlogical research didn't really impact society until the mid 60s).
Next time The History Channel wants you to think they're rolling out a
fascinating new series of exposés that will be entertaining and
educational, just remember, this is the same channel that tried to convince
us last year that Jesus Christ quite possibly could have been a woman.
In relation to that, The Learning Channel does a much better job of UFO
Katie Saw It All
By Jeff Rense
Pay close attention to the convergence of the searchlights
and you will clearly see the shape of the visitor within the illuminated
target area. It's a BIG item and seemed completely oblivious to the hundreds
of AA shells bursting on and adjacent to it which caused it no evident
dismay. There were casualties, however...on the ground. At least 6 people
died as a direct result of the Army's attack on the UFO which slowly and
leisurely made its way down to and then over Long Beach before finally
moving off and disappearing.
In February, 1942, Katie was a young, beautiful, and highly-successful
interior decorator and artist who worked with many of Hollywood's most
glamorous celebrities and film industry luminaries. She lived on the west
side of Los Angeles, not far from Santa Monica. With the outbreak of the
war with Japan and the rising fear of a Japanese air attack, or even invasion
of the West Coast, thousands of residents volunteered for wartime duties
on the home front. Katie volunteered to become an Air Raid Warden as did
12,000 other residents in the sprawling city of Los Angeles and surrounding
In the early morning hours of February 25th, Katie's phone
rang. It was the Air Raid supervisor in her district notifying her of an
alert and asking if she had seen the object in the sky very close to her
home. She immediately walked to a window and looked up. "It was huge!
It was just enormous! And it was practically right over my house. I had
never seen anything like it in my life!" she said. "It was just
hovering there in the sky and hardly moving at all." With the city
blacked out, Katie, and hundreds of thousands of others, were able to see
the eerie visitor with spectacular clarity. "It was a lovely pale
orange and about the most beautiful thing you've ever seen. I could see
it perfectly because it was very close. It was big!"
The U.S. Army anti-aircraft searchlights by this time
had the object completely covered. "They sent fighter planes up (the
Army denied any of its fighters were in action) and I watched them in groups
approach it and then turn away. There were shooting at it but it didn't
seem to matter." Katie is insistent about the use of planes in the
attack on the object. The planes were apparently called off after several
minutes and then the ground cannon opened up. "It was like the Fourth
of July but much louder. They were firing like crazy but they couldn't
touch it." The attack on the object lasted over half an hour before
the visitor eventually disappeared from sight. Many eyewitnesses talked
of numerous "direct hits" on the big craft but no damage was
seen done to it. "I'll never forget what a magnificent sight it was.
Just marvelous. And what a georgeous color!", said Katie.