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Re: Once More The Term 'Flying Saucers'

From: Stan Friedman <fsphys.nul>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 11:04:43 -0300
Archived: Fri, 05 Oct 2007 14:31:00 -0400
Subject: Re: Once More The Term 'Flying Saucers'


>From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 18:23:29 EDT
>Subject: Once More The Term 'Flying Saucers'

>Once again the gnawing problem about the term Flying Saucers is
>bothering me.

>If memory serves, Kenneth Arnold report didn't say he saw Flying
>Saucers, he said something to the effect that the objects he saw
>moved like when one skips saucers on water.

>I buy this because a close friend of mine, a witness to a
>daylight multiple sighting said the objects moved that way.

>So if the term Flying Saucers was an error made by the press,
>why do we have reports and pics of saucer shaped aircraft?

>Are any pics prior to Arnold's sighting or any reports of such
>shaped objects prior to Arnold?

>If not, there's some s'plainin' to do.


For whatever reason Flying Saucers became a generic term for
strange vehicles seen in the sky. Headlines even used flying
discs or flying platter. Ruppelt changed the term to UFO several
years later. Many people did talk of saucer shaped craft... And
still do.


Stan Friedman



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