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Re: Once More The Term 'Flying Saucers'

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2007 08:46:24 -0500
Archived: Sat, 06 Oct 2007 10:00:23 -0400
Subject: Re: Once More The Term 'Flying Saucers'

>From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2007 09:45:05 +0100
>Subject: Re: Once More The Term 'Flying Saucers'

>>From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 12:33:09 EDT
>>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'

>This oft-quoted precedent is a bit unsatisafactory in my opinion.
>Note that Mr Martin described the object as successively "the
>size of an orange" and "the size of a large saucer". It appears
>quite clear that these objects are used to indicate relative
>apparent size, not shape. He then says it actually resembled "a

An 1887 account from an upstate New York newspaper - something I
discovered in archival searches a few months ago - provides a
better antecedent, perhaps, than Martin's. The story appears in
my upcoming IUR article UFOs Or Mystery Airships?

As I have learned from extensive digging into period newspapers,
the modern UFO phenomenon is visible in the decades before 1947.
I am not referring, by the way, to the late-19th C./early 20th-
C. airship reports, which I am now convinced do not concern UFOs
as ordinarily understood, though they are certainly deeply

Jerry Clark

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