Gloria Swanson Hollywood Hills UFO Sighting

May 2, 2017

Silent Film actress Gloria  Swanson  was a known UFO believer, and may have participated in, or at least unknowingly been part of, a UFO Hoax which was reported in the LA Times.

 

According to Wikipedia:

 

"Swanson was an American actress and producer best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a reclusive silent film star, in the critically acclaimed 1950 film Sunset Boulevard. Swanson was also a star in the silent film era as both an actress and a fashion icon, especially under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille. She starred in dozens of silent films and was nominated for the first Academy Award in the Best Actress category. She also produced her own films, including Sadie Thompson and The Love of Sunya. In 1929, Swanson transitioned to talkies with The Trespasser. Personal problems and changing tastes saw her popularity wane during the 1930s when she moved into theater, and later television."

 

 This photo by former staff photographer Gordon Wallace was originally published in the Jan. 25, 1957, Los Angeles Times accompanying an article on the movie prop saucer. Wallace’s photo also was published with Rasmussen’s story in the Dec. 17, 2000, Los Angeles Times.

 

 

Flying saucer found in Hollywood Hills

 

Jan. 24, 1957: Los Angeles Times aviation writer Dewey Linze examines flying saucer found in the Hollywood Hills.

 

Rumors of a flying saucer landing spurred importer Robert Balzer and actress Gloria Swanson – a UFO believer – to investigate.

 

Los Angeles Times writer Cecilia Rasmussen reported in a Dec. 17, 2000, story L.A. ‘Battle’ Launched a Golden Age of UFOs:

 

In January 1957, actress Gloria Swanson and a group of friends heard that a spaceship had landed in the Hollywood Hills. So, off they trekked through mud and dark of night to an area off Lakeridge Road.

 

(History does not record what they had been consuming before they set out.)

 

In a shallow hole at the end of their hike, they found a 12-foot-diameter disk, which purportedly had knocked down a lamppost upon landing. The cockpit seats were upholstered in coral Leatherette, and two electrical cords dangled to the wooden flooring.

 

Amazed by their find, they called The Times.

 

After a careful inspection, Times aviation writer Dewey Linze not only found that the “spacecraft” was lacking an engine and controls, but — after interviewing neighbors — learned that it was a prop that had been discarded after a documentary was filmed on the site.

 

This photo by former staff photographer Gordon Wallace was originally published in the Jan. 25, 1957, Los Angeles Times accompanying an article on the movie prop saucer. Wallace’s photo also was published with Rasmussen’s story in the Dec. 17, 2000, Los Angeles Times.

 

Though that may have been a hoax or false report, California has a long history of UFO Sightings. According to a recent article in the LA Times, California is one again the leader in UFO Sightings.

 

 

When it comes to UFO sightings, California is once again a leader

 

People know California has out-of-this world mountains, deserts, beaches and food. But the Golden State is otherworldly in another category as well: UFO sightings.The state has had more than 12,000 reported sightings of unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, according to the National UFO Reporting Center and the UFO Sightings Desk Reference, a first-of-its-kind book that analyzes such sightings and was released two weeks ago.

 

According to the center, the latest sightings in California occurred in Van Nuys and Miramar, in San Diego County. The first sighting occurred on March 17, when someone noticed several “items flying in formation, moving very fast in the night sky” silently before disappearing behind some clouds.

 

“I am very familiar with the night sky and various normal items that one would see, this was not normal and too silent and too fast to be of terrestrial origin,” the person wrote.

 

On March 21, someone in Miramar reported to the center that they saw “rapid blinking light that appeared to grow in size, first just one light was visible then the formation became visible,” the witness wrote. “It traveled quite low at a fast speed at one point making a u-turn in the opposite direction.”

 

The curiosity and fascination over aliens and UFOs has created a cultural phenomenon that has translated to books, television shows and movies such as “Communion,” “E.T. the Extraterrestrial” and most recently, “Arrival.”

 

On YouTube, people have uploaded unexplained sightings. Two years ago, in November, video blogger Julien Solomita noticed a bright cone of light streaking across the sky in Van Nuys and began to record the object with his camera.

 

Solomita posted his expletive-filled video to YouTube, titling it "Massive Blue UFO Over Los Angeles." More than 2.5 million people viewed the footage and circulated it widely on social media.

 

Ultimately, it turned out that the spectacle was caused by a U.S. Navy submarine off the coast that had launched an unarmed missile. The launch was one in a series of unannounced tests the Navy had planned, according to officials.

 

 

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