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Re: Battle Of Los Angeles New Analysis

From: Kentaro Mori <kentaro.mori.nul>
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2011 23:38:51 -0300
Archived: Thu, 07 Apr 2011 08:39:33 -0400
Subject: Re: Battle Of Los Angeles New Analysis

>From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2011 12:36:49 -0400
>Subject: Re: Battle Of Los Angeles New Analysis

>>From: Bruce Maccabee<brumac.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2011 23:27:08 -0400 (EDT)
>>Subject: Battle Of Los Angeles New Analysis

>>A new, unretouched version of the famous "wigwam" photo of beams
>>converging at an "object" above Los Angeles during an
>>antiaircraft operation has been published.
>>New interest in the photo, published Feb 26, 1942, is a result
>>of the publicity surrounding the movie Battle: Los Angeles,
>>which has nothing to do with the actual "battle".
>>Although the newly available version of the photo does not show
>>some features as distinctly as the previously known, retouched,
>>version, the analytical result is the same: seems difficult to
>>imagine that any known object or phenomenon could account for
>>the shape and opacity of the beam convergence region and also
>>not be wiped out by the intense AA fire.


>Thanks to Bruce for this analysis.
>He observes that one of the beams of light in the photo appeared
>to have been reflected by the object. I suggest an alternative
>possibility that it may have been refracted by tori visible just
>above the object in the enhanced photo.


I suggest the beam could possibly be just another searchlight
located to the far right and behind the photographer. This would
make it appear as the light beam was going downwards.

Or it could simply be that its source on the left was not
recorded in the poor quality image.

A small scale reproduction of what the Battle of LA photo could
have looked like was actually made as an art project (see first


That photo was probably digitally retouched, but either way the
light reflections pose one question relevant to interpreting
that beam in the actual photo as a deflection: why only one of
the beams?

Then again it's a cautionary sign that Bruce's previous
comments, which he updated, failed to mention even once what now
seem to be clear evidence of very crude retouching of the image.
Others had previously mentioned the possibility, and Tim
Printy's article on the photo also presented the other LIFE
magazine photo of the Battle of LA, as well as examples which
could account for why the light beams did not extend beyond the
convergence point:


Finally, it must be noted that Scott Harrison mentions that he
is not sure if this new negative is an unretouched one. It
clearly has less signs of retouching - if any at all - than the
famous one, but then again, it is now clear how little actual
analysis has been done on whatever we have of physical evidence
of a UFO over LA at that night.


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