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Re: Once More The Term 'Flying Saucers'

From: Nick Balaskas <nikolaos.nul>
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2007 19:40:01 -0400
Archived: Sat, 06 Oct 2007 07:42:17 -0400
Subject: Re: Once More The Term 'Flying Saucers'


>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 22:37:40 +0100
>Subject: Re: Once More The Term 'Flying Saucers'

>>From: Greg Boone <evolbaby.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 11:35:09 -0700
>>Subject: Re: Once More The Term 'Flying Saucers'

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

<snip>

>What about all those reports of medieval 'circular flying
>shields' or 'targets'?


Hi Ray and Greg!

Ray, if you go back further to ancient and even pre-historic
times, 'flying saucer'-shaped craft have been mentioned in old
texts and depicted in art. One of my favourite examples of a
pre-Kenneth Arnold flying saucer is found on a 17th century coin
- see first URL below. Whatever the object depicted on this coin
may be  - tossed shield, a circular kite, hot air balloon, etc.
-  it is clearly a large saucer-shaped object in the sky flying
above the countryside.

As with anything unusual or out of the ordinary that attracts
the attention and captures the imagination (and hopes) of people
creating a deep desire to learn more, hoaxers sometimes oblige.

While doing a Google Image search for the coin mentioned above I
found one such hoax (see the next URL below).

http://ufocasebook.com/ufocoinfront.jpg

http://www.worth1000.com/entries/310500/310786yFhe_w.jpg


Nick Balaskas



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