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June 24 1947 - Arnold's Sighting

From: Loren Coleman <lcolema1@maine.rr.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 08:15:15 -0400
Fwd Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 10:16:40 -0400
Subject: June 24 1947 - Arnold's Sighting

55th Birthday of the First "Flying Saucer" Sighting - June 24,

What parts of the history of this event have been forgotten?

There is "...the notion that at least one of the objects seen by
Kenneth Arnold over Washington State on June 24, 1947, was a
Northrop flying wing.

According to [UFO activist Peter] Gersten, Arnold's original
account refers to nine 'bright objects' without 'tails' that
fluttered and tipped their 'wings.' Arnold's illustration of one
of the craft even indicates that it was crescent-shaped. 'The
clincher,' says Gersten, 'is a photograph taken in the late
Forties showing nine of these flying wings on a runway in

Arnold himself thought he saw something the government was
testing. That was everybody's first thought.'"

page 108 in

Swamp Gas Times by Patrick Huyghe


"Let's hope that this landmark in serious UFO literature ends up
in every public library, where it can entice a whole new
generation of inquiring minds to start asking the right
questions of the right people." -- Larry W. Bryant, Director of
Governmental Affairs for the Mutual UFO Network, Inc.

"Swamp Gas Times is the most level-headed, down-to-earth, funny,
scientific look at the day-to-day investigations of ufology that
I have ever read." - Loren Coleman, Author

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