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'Flying Discs' Fail To Stir Army Forces - New York Times 7-3-1947

By MARK BULIK
The New York Times
8-10-15

     The first times they showed up, they were being shot at. But those references to “flying saucers” appeared in articles about skeet shooting, and came from writers seeking a synonym for the clay disks.

The other meaning of “flying saucer” didn’t land in the collective consciousness of Times readers until seven years later, in the summer of 1947. At a time of year when many Americans were looking at bright spectacles in the night sky, a spate of saucer sightings made the news, starting on the Fourth of July (see above). ...



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