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Re: Who Coined The Term Flying Saucers? - Watson

From: Nigel Watson <nigelwatson1.nul>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 12:42:14 +0000
Fwd Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2007 13:12:36 -0500
Subject: Re: Who Coined The Term Flying Saucers? - Watson


Greetings,

We all know the term "flying saucer" was coined after Kenneth
Arnold saw nine UFOs flying over Mount Rainier, on 24 June 1947.
At Pendleton, Oregon, he described their motion to reporter Bill
Bequette, as like that of "a saucer if you skip it across
water." Bequette is attributed with being the originator of the
term flying saucer, though in his report in the 26 June 1947
edition of the East Oregonian:

http://www.project1947.com/fig/1947b.htm

he described the craft simply as "saucer-like". It was the
next day in The Idaho Statesman, that Arnold's fast-moving
mystery aircraft are described as "flying saucers" see:

http://www.project1947.com/fig/1947b.htm

Dave Johnson was Idaho Statesman Aviation Editor

http://www.project1947.com/fig/1947g.htm

he was quite friendly with Kenneth Arnold and he actually flew
with him in search of further UFOs.

This makes me wonder if he was the person who actually
introduced the term flying saucers rather than Bill Bequette.

Does anyone know anymore?


Nigel Watson




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