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Real 'Flying Saucer' Plans Date Back To 19th

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 08:14:18 -0400
Archived: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 08:14:18 -0400
Subject: Real 'Flying Saucer' Plans Date Back To 19th

Source: news.discovery.com


Wed Mar 21, 2012

Real 'Flying Saucer' Plans Date Back To 19th Century
Analysis by Jennifer Ouellette


The classic 1951 film The Day the Earth Stood Still features the
quintessential depiction of a flying saucer. As the local
townspeople gaze upward and gawk in wonder, the alien spaceship
wafts overhead like a giant frisbee before hovering over what is
supposed to be the National Mall in Washington, DC, and gently
touching ground.

It was an era when the nation was enamored of the prospect of
one day building our own versions of saucer-shaped aircraft. But
the idea actually dates back to an obscure patent granted in
1898 to one F.A. Jone - a rare bit of archival history recently
highlighted by blogger John Ptak, who specializes in this kind
of obscure trivia (like the first achievement of upside-down
flight in 1913.

[More at site... thanks to Diana Cammack ]

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