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Re: Who Coined The Term Flying Saucers? - Paijmans

From: Theo Paijmans <th.paijmans.nul>
Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2007 19:58:57 +0100
Fwd Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2007 18:05:34 -0500
Subject: Re: Who Coined The Term Flying Saucers? - Paijmans

>From: Nigel Watson <nigelwatson1.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 12:42:14 +0000
>Subject: Who Coined The Term Flying Saucers?


>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:


>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:


>Dave Johnson was Idaho Statesman Aviation Editor

>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?

Chris Aubeck has shown that the term "flying saucer" originated much




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