Los Angeles is no stranger to alien invasions, at least in the movies. However, this time it seems like the real deal. In fact, the most recent reports of strange objects over LA are just the latest in a long history of such occurrences. Back in 1942, for instance, there were widespread reports of lights over the city.
The military responded with such force that the event became known as the Battle of Los Angeles. Fearing a Japanese attack, the military shot at everything in the sky, but to no avail.
Over 1,000 anti-aircraft shells were fired, yet there was no wreckage found. Many believed that the government covered up the true explanation, with some even suggesting that the lights were of alien origin.
Fast forward 75 years and once again, unexplained bright lights caused mass panic over LA. UFO reports poured in from social media, radio stations, and television, with everyone having an all-purpose freak out.
Conor McCord, an X NYPD video analyst, studied dash cam footage of the event and noticed something unusual. He found not one, but two streaks which looked like fiery vapor trails. At 01:30:14, a second trail appears, suggesting a possible stage in a rocket.
However, there was something else hovering strangely within the gas or vapor balloon. Upon zooming into the video image, a dot was seen in the middle of the vapor trail. It’s unclear if this was the back of the rocket falling off or something else entirely.
Regardless, the sighting left many questioning what really happened that day over LA.