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 http://tinyurl.com/7jyaeqt Wed Mar 21, 2012 Real 'Flying Saucer' Plans Date Back To 19th Century Analysis by Jennifer Ouellette [image] 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 ] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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