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Re: Once More The Term 'Flying Saucers'

From: Greg Boone <evolbaby.nul>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 11:35:09 -0700
Archived: Fri, 05 Oct 2007 16:33:37 -0400
Subject: Re: Once More The Term 'Flying Saucers'

>From: Stan Friedman <fsphys.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 11:04:43 -0300
>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.

Thanks Mr. Friedman,

However I'm still unclear as to whether people reported such
disk-shaped craft, platters_before_Kenneth Arnold's report.



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