Friday, June 24, 2005

This Day 58 Years Ago Kenneth Arnold Gives Birth To 'Flying Saucers'

Kenneth Arnold and UFO Pic

Impossible! Maybe, But Seein'
Is Believin', Says Flier

East Oregonian
6-25-1947

     Kenneth Arnold, with the fire control at Boise and who was flying in southern Washington yesterday afternoon in search of a missing marine plane, stopped here en route to Boise today with an unusual story -- which he doesn't expect people to believe but which he declared was true.

     He said he sighted nine saucer-like aircraft flying in formation at 3. p.m. yesterday, extremely bright -- as if they were nickel plated -- and flying at an immense rate of speed. He estimated they were at an altitude between 9,500 and 10,000 feet and clocked them from Mt. Rainier to Mt. Adams, arriving at the amazing speed of about 1200 miles an hour. "It seemed impossible," he said, "but there it is -- I must believe my eyes."

      He landed at Yakima somewhat later and inquired there, but learned nothing. Talking about it to a man from Ukiah in Pendleton this morning whose name he did not get, he was amazed to learn that the man had sighted the same aerial objects yesterday afternoon from the mountains in the Ukiah section!

      He said that in flight they appeared to weave in an (sic) out in formation.

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  1. Gee, I hope Arnold didn't suffer from Post Partum Depression after giving birth to nontuplets. He must have been in labor for hours. :-)

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