Enjoy the opening scene of Battle: Los Angeles (2011) in HD :) In January 1942 US forces engaged an unidentified flying object above Los Angeles. First we have the print as provided by Frank Warren: Sometimes it is helpful to see a negative. The u/BattleofLosAngeles community on Reddit. He said they were silver in color. A garage door was ripped off in a Los Angeles residential district and fragments shattered windows and tore into a bed where a few moments before Miss Blanch Sedgewick and her niece, Josie Duffy had been sleeping. No bombs were dropped and no airplanes shot down and, miraculously in terms of the tons of missiles hurled aloft, only two persons were reported wounded by falling shell fragments. Radio stations went off the air with the first alert, and were not permitted to resume broadcasting until 8:23 a.m. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, **The conspiracy subreddit is a thinking ground. I am a bot, and this action was performed automatically. Unless they’d also occupied and invested Hawaii as an army depot and naval base, the west coast would be a fantasy. See also the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner and the Long Beach Press-Telegram for February 25, 1942. Rule 2 does apply throughout the rest of this thread. http://brumac.8k.com/WhiteSandsProof/WhiteSandsProof.html, The Battle of Los Angeles, 1942” by Terrenz Sword. The fact that the beams basically do not get past the “object” (there is some faint evidence of beams above the object), whatever was at the beam convergence must have been optically quite dense. Firing, first heard at 3 a.m., ceased suddenly at 3:30 a.m., after the object disappeared south of Signal Hill, at the east edge of Long Beach. Not Yet Seen . There may well be information on the shape of the “object” which is not discernible from the print because apparently the exposure level of the “object” is quite high and so the image may be well into the range of brightness saturation of the print. At 2:15 AM Los Angeles area anti-aircraft batteries were put on Green Alert --- ready to fire --- and at 2:21 AM the regional controller ordered a blackout. Respect other views and opinions, and keep an open mind. I was quite the aviation buff back then, as I am now, but I must admit that I had a devil of a time trying to identify the objects, what with the awe, excitement and speculation of the moment, the bursting shells, tracers, etc. We then went to our south-facing kitchen and porch windows to observe the action where it culminated in the south. There were isolated incidences of failure to comply with black-out regulations. The all-clear signal came at 7:25 a.m.”. Great read. Anti-aircraft guns fired steadily for two minute periods, were silent for about 45 seconds, and continued that routine for nearly a half an hour. Like other kids in the neighborhood, I spend the next morning picking up of pieces of shrapnel on the beach; indeed, it’s a wonder more people weren’t injured by the stuff, as we were far from the only folks standing outside watching the action.In any case, I don’t recall seeing any truly discernable configuration, just a small, glowing, slight lozenge-shaped blob light-a single, blob, BTW. To get the true relative image brightnesses it is necessary to scan the original negative and then adjust the “gamma” (relation between film image density and the about of light which made the image) to match the gamma at development. Also, http://brumac.8k.com/WhiteSandsProof/WhiteSandsProof.html]. LeBron Gets 28, Lakers Hold Off Bulls 117-115 Without DavisLeBron James had 28 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and the Los Angeles … The unknown alien species are a caste-based species who launched a surprise planet-wide invasion on Earth, most likely motivated by a need for a new home or a colony. The original footage was very difficult to see any details due to the brightness. Los Angeles comedian Joe Luna died last week from COVID-19, just days after being hospitalized and documenting his battle on social media. In Los Angeles, 3,000 first- and second-generation Japanese residents of a fishing village on Terminal Island were the first West Coasters taken into custody. If at 2000 ft the calculation yields D = 45 ft and W = 90 ft. One estimate of the height of the object was 8,000 ft. For a 30 degree slant angle of the beam from ground level up to 8,000 ft the distance along the beam would be about 8,000/sin 30 = 16,000 ft. The northwest sky was lit up with bursting shells and searchlights. The blackout was not without its casualties, however. As for the land response, it will amount to a reallocation of resources. Today’s vaccinations were administered at Fire 14 And no wonder, since Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. This is awesome I hope we get more posts like these. I’m reading through it all now, One of my favorite events! The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. But I strongly remember the searchlights converging on the bottoms of the reddish objects flying in formation. The beams are quite bright before they reach the “object” and zero or nearly zero afterward. What would happen? He ordered my mother to take my baby sisters to the underground projection room—our house was heavily supplied with Hollywood paraphernalia—while he and I went out onto the upstairs balcony.”“What a scene! At 2:21 a.m., Lt. Gen. John L. DeWitt issued the cease-fire order, and the twenty-minute “battle of Los Angeles” was over. If there was a lot of smoke swirling around the volume of air illuminated by the beams, I would expect to see variations in bream brightness (brighter where there was smoke). Object Disappears Over Signal HillObservers said the object appeared to be 8000 ft or higher. The Battle: Los Angeles sequel is a rumored sequel to the 2011 film Battle: Los Angeles.Although the first film's ending makes the possibilities of a sequel neverending, nothing is official yet. The Battle of Los Angeles was an incident on February 24-25, 1942 where a stray weather balloon or alien ship depending on how you view things was misidentified as a Japanese aircraft. The City received 3,200 Moderna vaccines for its initial distribution for first respondersLOS ANGELES — Los Angeles firefighters and paramedics became the City’s first frontline workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine today — part of the supply of 3,200 Moderna doses to be administered in this initial phase of vaccinations. There were no reports of dropping bombs, but several instances of damaged property from anti-aircraft shells. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. But that of course never happened. This means that the diameter at a distance d from the mirror would be about D = 5’+0.02d. The following are excerpts from the primary front page story of the LA Times on February 26th. The racket was terrific.”. World War II's Bizarre 'Battle of Los Angeles' On February 25, 1942, an infamous false alarm saw American military units unleash a torrent of anti-aircraft fire in the skies over Los Angeles… Many used the L.A. Times doctored photo as proof, along with the fact that the floating object had appeared immune to gunfire. If we knew the distance of the camera from the beam convergence and the focal length of the camera we could calculate the approximate size. I don’t know the film speed or the f stop of the camera. There is a really good alternate history book series about a potential Japanese conquest of Hawaii. It appeared to be a very bright orb of light. As it was, attacking Hawaii was already at the extreme limit of Japanese logistics. and that this is a time exposure because, the light beams show upthere are quite a few “explosions” (I presume) which probably did not happen all at once. They seemed to be completely oblivious and impervious to the shells exploding around them. Yeah, these questions sound hella sarcastic but that's the point. With Nia Peeples, Kel Mitchell, Dylan Vox, Theresa June-Tao. Relayed by the Southern California sector office in Pasadena, the second statement read:“The aircraft which caused the blackout in the Los Angeles area for several hours this a.m. have not been identified.”Insistence from official quarters that the alarm was real came as hundreds of thousands of citizens who heard and saw the activity spread countless varying stories of the episode. What this means: Please keep any "meta" discussion directed at specific users, mods, or r/conspiracy in general in this comment chain only. Aaron Eckhart, who played Staff Sergeant Michael Nantz in the film, has talked about the possibility of a sequel, however.. Interview 1 [edit | edit source]. Anti-Aircraft Guns Open FireMoments later the anti-aircraft guns opened up, throwing a sheet of steel skyward. A Japanese vegetable man, John Y. Harada, 25, was one of three persons arrested on charges of violating a county black ordinance. Hence if the object were 1000 ft from the projection lens it was about 2 x 25 = 50 ft wide. McClelland said, “I watched what was described as the second wave of planes from atop the seven-story Long Beach City Hall. Welcome to HistoryWhatIf! Remember, this was less than three months after Pearl Harbor. Damn what a great post! The Battle of Los Angeles is the third studio album by American rock band Rage Against the Machine, released on November 2, 1999 by Epic Records.The album was nominated at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album, and was recognized by both Time and Rolling Stone magazines as the best album of 1999. Tracers streamed upward. LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A fire erupted at a home in the Hollywood Hills early Friday morning. Battle Los Angeles and 6 more... 0 likes A few months ago View 9 movies Britt_Aero @brittmmeyer. The air raid sirens awoke us at 2 AM. It’s unlikely they are able to bring the size force necessary to both resist an American counterattack on land as well as the predictable culling of their supply ships by American submarines and surface vessels. Powerful searchlights from countless stations stabbed the sky with brilliant probing fingers while anti-aircraft batteries dotted the heavens with beautiful, if sinister, orange bursts of shrapnel. The battle of la is something that always fascinated me. As such, even with a Hawaiian occupation (which is costly) Japan would need to denude other regions of both land and naval power if they’re going to assault the west coast. Sheriff’s Capt. Note: Eltermann was the author of the infamous Project Twinkle Report in November, 1951, which ignored or “covered up” or, at the very least, misrepresented, the White Sands movie film that proved unidentified objects were flying around. At the time, we were convinced that it was a “Jap” reconnaissance plane, and that L.A. might be due for a major air-raid in the near future. These sources said inability to obtain fire proof helium caused discarding of such plans. Thousand of southern Californians were an hour or more late to their jobs. The blackout was in effect from here to the Mexican border and inland to the San Joaquin Valley. 32 TV shows 346 movies Law Abiding Citizen 2009 Movie . The spectacular anti-aircraft barrage came after the 14th Interceptor Command ordered the blackout when strange craft were reported over the coastline. The recapture of Hawaii is probably the next major goal for the US. Would the U.S. military be able to repel the attack? However, certainly a solid metallic object would be sufficient to block the beams. Just how much optical density of smoke this requires I do not know. Later on, we all expected “them,” that is, the Military, to tell us what was really up there after the war. The “white cigar-shaped object” took several direct hits but continued on its eastward flight. A day prior, on February 23, 1942, Japanese submarine I-17 shelled an oil refinery near Santa Barbara. “In view of the considerable public excitement and confusion caused by yesterday morning’s supposed enemy air raid over this area and its spectacular official accompaniments, it seems to The Times that more specific public information should be forthcoming from government sources on the subject, if only to clarify their own conflicting statements about it.”“According to the Associated Press, Secretary Knox intimated that reports of enemy air activity in the Pacific Coastal Region might be due largely to ‘jittery nerves.’ Whose nerves, Mr. Knox? Others held on similar charges were Walter E. Van Der Linden, Norwalk dairy man, accused of failing to darken his milking barns, and Giovanni Ghigo, 57, nabbed while driving to market with a truckload of flowers. - Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox said today that there were no planes over Los Angeles last night. We need more posts like these in this thread.... Wow! When daylight and the all-clear signal came, Long Beach took on the appearance of a huge Easter egg-hunt. The Angeles, Cleveland, San Bernardino and Los Padres National Forest is one of 12 national forests statewide whose campgrounds will remain closed. Hpw could a weather balloon hold up to all that artillery?? Rumors of Planes Downed SpikedPolice ran down several reports that planes had been shot down, but said all were false alarms. An experienced Navy observer with powerful Carl Zeiss binoculars said he counted nine planes in the cone of the searchlight. Above all else, we respect everyone's opinions and ALL religious beliefs and creeds. The Battle of Los Angeles - The TRUE STORY of the 1942 UFO incident over LA. I did not see any planes but the younger men with me said they could. The offica.explanation makes zero fucming sense. Army Gunners Fire At UFOs Over Los AngelesCourtesy UFO ROUNDUPVolume 3, Number 8February 22, 1998Editor Joseph TrainorOn Wednesday, February 25, 1942, at precisely 2 a.m., diners at the trendy Trocadero Club in Hollywood were startled when the lights winked out and air raid sirens began to sound throughout greater Los Angeles. Battle Los Angeles is a film that showcases an alien invasion of the west coast, today we break down how one can survive in a situation like this. Although some watchers said they saw airplanes in the air, semi-official sources said they probably were the United States Army’s pursuits. The whole incident last, at least from our perspective, lasted about half an hour, though we didn’t time it. Cookies help us deliver our Services. With Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Ramon Rodriguez. Please contact the moderators of this subreddit if you have any questions or concerns. ), ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNS BLAST AT L.A. MYSTERY INVADERRaid Scare Blacks Out Southland, but Knox Claims ‘False Alarm’, Glendale News PressWednesday, Feb. 25, 1942. Observers lent some credence to the blimp theory by pointing out that the object required nearly thirty minutes to travel 20 or 25 miles-far slower then an airplane. Thank you for putting so much effort into this post. LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald was selected unanimously to the NFL All-Pro team, the league announced Friday. We only saw one object, not several as some witnesses later reported. This picture was taken during blackout; shows nine beams converging on an object in sky in Culver City area. This is typically 1, but they may have pushed the film to a higher gamma to get faint images. **, Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Now almost 70 years later, the alien invaders have returned. There was a period of silence following that, then the thumping of antiaircraft fire. Without more solid information to go on this has to be no more than a WAG (wild...rear-end... guess) (but I bet its close to right! LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A new, more contagious variant of COVID-19 that was first detected in the United Kingdom has been identified in Southern California, officials announced Wednesday. Army intelligence, although uncommunicative, scoffed at reports of civilian observers that as many as 200 planes were over the area. ** Reporter Bill Henry of the Los Angeles Times wrote, “I was far enough away to see an object without being able to identify it...I would be willing to bet what shekels I have that there were a number of direct hits scored on the object.”. The Battle of Los Angeles was an incident on February 24-25, 1942 where a stray weather balloon or alien ship depending on how you view things was misidentified as a Japanese aircraft. ), (NOTE: if you found this photo-analysis interesting you may want to check out the analyses of other photo cases at http://brumac.8k.com. But what if, on the night of February 24, it wasn't a weather balloon, it was a Japanese reconnaissance plane, and Japanese troops actually landed in California shortly after? Aaron Donald of … Suppose the elevation angle were 30 degrees. Just thought I’d let you know that I was an eyewitness to the event back in February of 1942. A State Guardsman died of a heart attack while driving an ammunition truck, heart failure also accounted for the death of an air raid warden on duty, a woman was killed in a car-truck collision in Arcadia, and a Long Beach policeman was killed in a traffic crash enroute to duty. (See BEYOND EARTH: MAN’S CONTACT WITH UFOs by Ralph Blum, 1974, page 68. Hood, local chief, said, “at the request of Army authorities we have nothing to say.”. While my father went about his air-raid warden duties, my late mother and I watched the glowing object, which was caught in the glare of searchlights from both Palos Verdes and Malibu/Pacific/Palisades and surrounded by the puffs of ineffectual anti-aircraft fire, as it slowly flew across the ocean from northwest to southeast. Ergo, the action followed the coastline.It could have been two, or three, or up to six miles away, I can’t recall exactly since it occurred so long ago. The exposure could have been several seconds. Mathematically, Japan’s results will have to depend on the size of army they can deliver as well as their ability to continue to supply ammunition, other provisions, and manpower replacements. During the initial invasion, they used an orbital insertion, mistaken for a cluster of meteors, to deploy their forces. All newspaper quotes taken from “The Battle of Los Angeles, 1942” by Terrenz Sword, which appeared in Unsolved UFO Sightings, Spring 1996 issue, pages 57 through 62.) IF there were smoke within any beam it should cause an increase in scattered light where there is smoke (which is how we see the beams anyway... light bounced or scattered from dust or smoke particles in the air). Directed by Jonathan Liebesman. Noted film critic Roger Ebert panned Battle: Los Angeles in a lengthy review, calling the movie "noisy, violent, ugly and stupid", giving the film a mere half star rating. I remember distinctly the convergence of searchlights reflecting off the bottom of some kind of slow moving objects, apparently flying in formation. My family and I observed the entire episode through the large bay window of our home facing west. It is theorized that they are invading for Earth's liquid water. Though he praised Aaron Eckhart's performance, Ebert heavily criticized the film's writing, effects designs, camerawork and editing. I’d expect a mixed force of regular Army, Marines, National Guard, and Reserves to be assembled with the intent of denying the Japanese the ability to move, although destroying them will depend on resource availability and equipment. See THE UFO-FBI CONNECTION by Bruce Maccabee [Llewellyn, St. Paul, MN, 2000. ), THE STORY, AS REPORTED IN VARIOUS SOURCES. Woah, any scientific explanation for that video? By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Directed by Mark Atkins. Who had such technology and resources to create such an indestructible atmospheric scanning device ? If this were so, then the beam diameter at that height would have been about 165 ft and the horizontal width of the object would have been about 330 ft. It was after three in the morning. The US didn’t land a force in North Africa until late 1942, and most resources destined for the Pacific will already be assembled on the west coast. We hope to challenge issues which have captured the public’s imagination, from JFK and UFOs to 9/11. “That’s our understanding,” he said. The story of the Battle of Los Angeles near the start of WWII as told by newspapers and witnesses from several sources follows the photo analysis. And that's about the nicest thing I can say about it. Eltermann described the searchlight as being 5 ft in diameter and with a divergence of about 1.25 degrees or about 20 milliradians. My father had been a balloon observation man (in the AEF) in World War One, and he knew big guns when he heard them. Anti-aircraft fire was so heavy we could not hear the motors of the planes.”. A few minutes later they were treated to a gigantic Fourth-of-July-like display as huge searchlights flashed along a 10-mile front to the south, converging on a single spot high in the sky. A newspaper man at San Pedro said airplanes passed over the Los Angeles-Long Beach harbor area. Battle of Los Angeles was the conspiracy to coverup foreign aerial surveillance being conducted over Los Angeles in 1942. I was an eye-witness to the events of that unforgettable February morning in February of 1942. That is, the variations are consistent with each beam getting dimmer as it travels away from the searchlight. Days of Infamy by Harry Turtledove. City Blacked Out For HoursThe city was blacked out from 2:25 to 7:21 am after an earlier yellow alert at 7:18 pm was called off at 10:23 pm. Always excellent content. Much of the firing appeared to come from the vicinity of aircraft plants along the coastal area of Santa Monica, Inglewood, Southwest Los Angeles, and Long Beach. Reddit gives you the best of the internet in one place. Would it even be feasible to begin with? Tracer bullets and exploding shells lit the heavens. I'm talking an invasion fleet shelling the coastline as troops land from San Jose to Long Beach. Conversely, if the slant angle was greater the calculated sizes would have been smaller. Battle: L.A. had a fantastic trailer!!! The Battle of Los Angeles occurred during the night of 24-25 February 1942 — though how appropriate the word "battle" is may be disputable as only one "side" seems to have done anything hostile. 1 Conspiracy 2 Timeline 3 Cover Up 4 Aftermath 5 UFO related Events of Pearl Harbor having happened just three months prior put the US military, outfitted in Los Angeles, on high alert. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. **Our intentions are aimed towards a fairer, more transparent world and a better future for everyone. And even if it was a weather balloon. Physicians said a heart attack was apparently responsible. Would California be under occupation for a while? All of southern California from the San Juaquin valley to the Mexican border was blacked out. A squad of U.S. Marines becomes the last line of defense against a … There was speculation, that the unidentified object, might have been a blimp-although veteran lighter-then-air-experts in Akron, O., the nations center of such construction, said Japan was believed to have lost interest in such craft following experiments in World War I. A Santa Monica bomb squad was dispatched to remove an unexploded anti-aircraft shell in a driveway there. We're here to explore alternate history scenarios in interesting ways. Jan. 8, 2020. Given the American ability to move ships through the Panama Canal as well as the naval bases on the west coast, Japan will be facing an enemy on their home turf who can replenish a navy and keep them working more or less indefinitely. All the action, clearly spotlighted for ground observers by 20 or so searchlights, was just a few miles west of Los Angeles proper. Neon signs were glowing inside stores. As early as the 1970s, the idea that an extraterrestrial invasion was responsible for setting off the Battle of Los Angeles began to circulate in the UFO community. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Editor Peter Jenkins of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner reported, “I could clearly see the V formation of about 25 silvery planes overhead moving slowly across the sky toward Long Beach.”. It’s likely that the regulars and Marines (especially armored units) do the bulk of the offensive work. The Battle of Los Angeles, also known as the Great Los Angeles Air Raid, is the name given by contemporary sources to a rumored attack on the mainland United States by Japan and the subsequent anti-aircraft artillery barrage which took place from late 24 February to early 25 February 1942, over Los Angeles, California. Styles, Christopher Daniels, Bryan Danielson and Kenny Omega Up to 25 silvery UFOs were also seen by observers on the ground. It is claimed to be one of the few "unexplained" UFO phenomena. There were no reports of any attempt to bomb southern California from the air although many war-vital factories, shipyards and other defense industries were on the route the object followed. The species was considered by the humans to be incredibly intelligent. The Battle of Los Angeles tournament (the BOLA) is an annual independent wrestling tournament in North America, run and promoted by Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.Over the years, the tournament has featured numerous notable wrestlers such as A.J. However, I would guess that the f-stop was low (lens “wide open”; f/2 or 3?) Aircraft factories continued operation behind blackened windows, while ack-ack guns rattled from batteries stationed near-by. As for Hawaii, let's just pretend they either sneak around that or they're launching a simultaneous assault there, whatever you fancy; this focuses on mainland California. Based on the above calculations, and realizing that a much better estimate could be made if we had more accurate information on the spotlights, camera, etc., I would hazard a guess that the width of the illuminated “object” is on the order of 100 ft or more in size. Unidentified Planes Pass Over HarborAN official source which declined to be quoted directly told The Associated Press in Los Angeles that United States Army Planes quickly went into action. Then, several minutes shy of passing into the city of Santa Monica's air space and the path of the waiting anti-aircraft guns, the object vanished. “Searchlights scanned the skies and anti-aircraft guns protecting the vital aircraft and ship-building factories went into action. When brightness reduction and increasing contrast were applied it reveals what appears to be a winged angel of light. H.C. writes:I’m a WWII veteran. One presumes that this is what the actual negative looks like. If the slant angle of the beam was less than 30 degrees then the calculated sizes would have been larger. Countless thousands of Southland residents, many of whom were late to work because of the traffic tie-up during the blackout, rubbed their eyes sleepily yesterday and agreed that regardless of the question of how “real” the air raid alarm may have been, it was “a great show” and “well worth losing a few hours’ sleep.”. In the next few hours they would fire over 1,400 shells at an unidentified, slow- moving object in the sky over Los Angeles that looked like a blimp, or a balloon.”, Author Ralph Blum, who was a nine-year-old boy at the time, wrote that he thought “the Japanese were bombing Beverly Hills.”, “There were sirens, searchlights, even antiaircraft guns blamming away into the skies over Los Angeles. Traffic Snarl Follows All Clear SignalSoon traffic was snarled. Kiddies and even grown-ups scrambled through the streets and vacant lots, picking up and proudly comparing chunks of shrapnel fragments as if they were the most prized possession they owned. (CBSLA) The blaze broke out at … The (UFO) group passed along from one battery of searchlights to another, and under fire from the anti-aircraft guns, flew from the direction of Redondo Beach and Inglewood on the land side of Fort MacArthur, and continued toward Santa Ana and Huntington Beach. Note that there is not a SINGLE description of the object even though is was clearly locked in the focus of dozens of searchlights for well over half an hour and seen by hundreds of thousands of people: Army Says Alarm RealRoaring Guns Mark BlackoutIdentity of Aircraft Veiled in Mystery; No Bombs Dropped and No Enemy Craft Hit; Civilians Reports Seeing Planes and BalloonOvershadowing a nation-wide maelstrom of rumors and conflicting reports, the Army’s Western Defense Command insisted that Los Angeles’ early morning blackout and anti-aircraft action were the result of unidentified aircraft sighted over the beach area. I was 14 at the time, living in the Adams and Crenshaw area of Los Angeles. What fabric and metals in the 40's was developed to tank several hundred-thousands of rounds of AA gun fire repeatedly and not be downed ? It headed inland over Redondo Beach, a couple of miles to the south of our vantage point, and eventually disappeared over the eastern end of the Palos Verdes hills, what’s today called Rancho Palos Verdes. Anti-aircraft guns thundered over the metropolitan area early today for the first time in the war, but hours later what they were shooting at remained a military secret. I was surprised in the days that followed to discover that with all that aggressive firepower there was no evidence that we had brought anything down.I lived on Virginia Road, a half block south of West Adams Boulevard and one-quarter mile south of what is now the Interstate 10 Santa Monica Freeway; about 5.5 miles southwest of what is now the Los Angeles Civic Center; and approximately 10.5 miles due east of the Pacific coastline of Santa Monica.We were looking in a westward direction from our large living room bay window which gave us an unobstructed panorama of view facing the northwest, west and southwest. 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