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Re: Kenneth Arnold's testimony

From: "Andy Blunn" <mcji5apb@fs1.me.umist.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 10:38:57 GMT
Fwd Date: Fri, 07 Nov 1997 21:42:15 -0500
Subject: Re: Kenneth Arnold's testimony

Hi Scott, you wrote:

> From: "Scott Reed" <sreed@zoomnet.net>
> To: <updates@globalserve.net>
> Subject: kenneth arnold's testimony
> Date: Thu, 6 Nov 1997 21:26:43 -0500

> Hi all,

> I have a question I'm hoping someone here can answer for me.  I'm
> doing research on the Kenneth Arnold sighting and remember
> reading somewhere that the press misquoted Arnold's initial
> description of his UFO.  Arnold's claim was that the craft was
> boomerang shaped, but appeared to fly "like saucers skipping over
> water."  I haven't been able to find this detail in the books I
> have, and am wondering if I am in error here about it.  Anyway,
> didn't Arnold describe the UFO as boomerang shaped also?  Any
> help would be greatly appreciated.
> ...

You're correct Scott. Arnold never actually described the objects
as 'flying saucers', but as moving as a saucer would if it were
"skimmed" across water. Some reports said  he also seemed to
think that the objects looked like they were 'alive' - ie that
they may be living beings as opposed to spaceships.

It is interesting then, that most subsequent reports were of
'classic' flying saucers! And to think people argue that cultural
ideas have nothing to do with UFO reports!

For more info, I suggest you read Pete Brookesmith's  "The
Complete Sightings Catalogue".

All the best....

Andy Blunn
University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
Manchester, England.

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