Alpha Omega M.D. – Episode #304

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Alpha Omega M.D. – Episode #304

…”Assume makes an ass out of u and me.” The wordmeister does not resist…

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“I’d like to thank you for almost ruining my career?” Lieutenant Vincent Smith is incensed with two of the most convincing liars he has ever dealt with. “Four years and not a word and now you want my help?” Never saw the flying saucer, never heard of Newt Swackhammer, and didn’t notice anything wrong with Sara Fenwick.

Conspiracy in the Cactus-001  That is until Conspiracy in the Cactus comes out. The book was well received, but because the rest of the country has been sufficiently kept in the dark, it is viewed as innovative fiction.

But in the military intelligence community, they are to this day, red eared and fuming. Had Carolyn Hanes been Air Force military, she would have court-martialed and sentenced to an extended stay in the brig.

In her book she had, in effect, stolen someone’s most personal journal, like a diary and published it. If the incident at Roswell, New Mexico was a teen-aged girl, a half million people around the country find out when she has lost her virginity, or worse, that she pads her bra with Kleenex, or that she has a crush on the captain of the basketball team.

“And now you tell me that she has been vanishing off and on all this time? We could only assumeImage result for assume that everything had returned to normal.”

Assume makes an ass out of u and me.” The wordmeister does not resist.

“If we weren’t playing nuclear footsie with the Russians, funny girl, we would have been on top of this situation.”

“Relax, Smith. I think you guys weren’t so busy hiding the truth, from the start, the real truth about Sara would have revealed itself to you. I think you forgot where you hid the cookie jar.” Bob Ford injects some realism to this ethereal mix.

          “You both crack me up. But our dilemma, and I stress the word “our” Miss Hanes, isn’t amusing or funny. Fortunately, we have had several other possible cases of alien abduction to make comparisons, but nothing like this one.”

          “Sara needs help, Lieutenant Smith. She is losing her sense of self. Other than getting younger, both mentally and physically, there isn’t anything positive about her situation.”


Alpha Omega M.D.

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Episode #304


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WABAC to the Battle For Los Angeles

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"Where is the WABAC Machine going to take us this time, Mr. Peabody?

“Where is the WABAC Machine going to take us this time, Mr. Peabody?

“Let’s go back to 1942 Los Angeles and fight aliens, not Nazi’s.”

The U.S. vs. UFOs,

the Battle of Los Angeles

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On February 24, 1942,

less than 3 months after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the city of Los Angeles seemed to be under attack from a mysterious flying object.

Later claimed by the government to have been a false alarm, something had to have caused numerous air raid alerts to go off and give anti-aircraft gunners something to shoot at.  Shoot they did, and a furious firefight ensued with .50 caliber machine guns and 3-inch artillery shells, about 1,400 rounds of which exploded over the city,  showering it with metal fragments.

General Marshall later speculated that unknown persons had perhaps used commercial aircraft to rattle the public in a sort of psychological warfare, but this lame explanation seems unfounded.  Even at the time, many found the government response to be somewhat sketchy, and many have theorized that the incident was a response to a UFO encounter.  At least one congressman demanded a congressional inquiry, and newspapers noted the reluctance of the government to speak openly.  It has even been claimed that the government or the military staged the incident to keep the public alert and on edge.

In 1983, the U.S. Air Force produced an investigative report that blamed a common suspect in UFO encounters, dreaded weather balloons.  A photo that had appeared in the LA Times 2 days after the incident, however, is considered “proof” by UFO conspiracy theorists that the object being shot at was a UFO of alien origin.

Every year the event is celebrated as “The Great LA Air Raid of 1942” at the Fort MacArthur Museum located at the Los Angeles harbor.  The 1979 film 1941, with Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, is a comedy based loosely on this event.  The 2011 film Battle: Los Angeles refers to this incident and the infamous newspaper photo, but does so with fictitious headlines purporting to be real historical fact.


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The Battle of Los Angeles, also known as The Great Los Angeles Air Raid, is the name given by contemporary sources to the rumored enemy attack and subsequent anti-aircraft artillery barrage which took place from late 24 February to early 25 February 1942 over Los Angeles, California.The incident occurred less than three months after the United States entered World War II as a result of the Japanese Imperial Navy‘s attack on Pearl Harbor, and one day after the bombardment of Ellwood on 23 February.

Initially, the target of the aerial barrage was thought to be an attacking force from Japan, but speaking at a press conference shortly afterward, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox called the incident a “false alarm.” Newspapers of the time published a number of reports and speculations of a cover-up. Some modern-day UFOlogists have suggested the targets were extraterrestrial spacecraft. When documenting the incident in 1983, the U.S. 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.


 

Air raid sirens sounded throughout Los Angeles County on the night of 24–25 February 1942. A total blackoutwas ordered and thousands of air raid wardens were summoned to their positions. At 3:16 am the 37th Coast Artillery Brigade began firing .50 caliber machine guns and 12.8-pound anti-aircraft shells into the air at reported aircraft; over 1,400 shells would eventually be fired. Pilots of the 4th Interceptor Command were alerted but their aircraft remained grounded. The artillery fire continued sporadically until 4:14 am. The “all clear” was sounded and the blackout order lifted at 7:21 am.

Several buildings and vehicles were damaged by shell fragments, and five civilians died as an indirect result of the anti-aircraft fire: three killed in car accidents in the ensuing chaos and two of heart attacks attributed to the stress of the hour-long action. The incident was front-page news along the U.S. Pacific coast, and earned some mass media coverage throughout the nation.

WABAC to the Battle For Los Angeles

Believing Your Eyes – WABAC to Egg-shaped UFOs

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"Where is the WABAC Machine going to take us this time, Mr. Peabody?

“Where is the WABAC Machine going to take us this time, Mr. Peabody?

“I have an itch I need to scratch, Sherman My Boy… set our time machine to 1957 Texas, the sight where hundreds of people saw an egg shaped UFO.”
“I didn’t know eggs could fly.”

The Levelland UFO Case

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Just what’s up?

On November 2, 1957, the North Texas prairie town of Levelland (population around 10,000 at the time) was the scene of one of the better documented UFO incidents.  Numerous witnesses reported seeing an extremely bright object, often described as egg shaped and 100 feet long, often at or near the ground.

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Among the witnesses were many credible people, including the fire chief and the local sheriff.  Some witnesses reported that the bright object landed or hovered on the road in front of their cars, causing the cars to experience electrical and motor problems such as dashboard gauges going wild, lights going out and engines sputtering or even dying.  Some witnesses reported a bright red object going across the sky at high speed.

The U.S. Air Force was contacted and sent a team from Project Blue Book out to investigate. (Project Blue Book was an ongoing Air Force investigation of UFO incidents from 1952 to 1970.  Previous studies had been started in 1947.)  The investigation team discounted some of the witnesses as not reliable due to confusion and/or poor education, and their official conclusion was that the remaining witnesses had been experiencing “ball lightning,” also known as “St. Elmo’s Fire,” the weather that evening of the incident being ideal for it.  That was their explanation for the visual phenomena as well as the effects on automobiles.

Prior to closing Project Blue Book, the Air Force produced The Condon Reportsummarizing the events that had been compiled and recorded and concluded that there had been no evidence found of extraterrestrial activity.

Critics of the investigation of the Levelland UFO and of Project Blue Book find it questionable that the Air Force did not interview 9 of the 15 witnesses and that the incident was not mentioned it in the project’s final report.  Outside investigators claim the alleged ball lightning was not the cause of the phenomena, as their study of weather reports indicated no sign of an electrical storm or conditions favorable for ball lightning.  They also expressed their doubt about the ability of ball lighting to cause electrical disturbances and to even stop cars.

Did the Air Force cover up yet another UFO incident?  Are the folks in Levelland good intentioned but deluded at the same time?

Believing Your Eyes – WABAC to Egg-shaped UFOs