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UFO or Experimental Military Aircraft?

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UFO or Experimental Military Aircraft?

Short | 02:10

Mike Larson, a security officer at Edwards Air Force Base with 10,000 flight hours to his name, spots a brightly lit object in the sky. He's convinced it wasn't a known aircraft.

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Just a few months after Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor, Los Angeles came under an air attack of its own, but from who, or what, remains a hotly debated topic. Some people, including a former FBI agent and UFO investigator, believe it may be the first and best-documented case of an extraterrestrial visitation. Others are more skeptical. One thing is certain. Something incredible happened on February 25, 1942. Now, with recently declassified top-secret documents and startling new evidence, we attempt to unlock this 73-year-old mystery.

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