1947: The first report of a 'flying saucer' over the United States
The first report of a 'flying saucer' over the United States came on 24 June 1947, when Kenneth Arnold, a private pilot and reputable businessman


By MSgt William Medema
Posted Saturday, June 24, 2006

  
1947: The first report of a 'flying saucer' over the United States

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1947: The first report of a 'flying saucer' over the United States came on 24 June 1947, when Kenneth Arnold, a private pilot and reputable businessman, while looking for a downed plane sighted nine disk-shaped objects near Mt. Rainier, Washington, traveling at an estimated speed of over 1,000 mph.

50 years later on 24 June 1997 the Air Force released a report on the so-called "Roswell Incident," suggesting alien bodies witnesses reported seeing in 1947 were actually life-sized dummies and 'debunking' reports of UFOs.


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