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Re: Newspaper Misses On Flying Saucer Term Origin

From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2011 16:15:21 +0100
Archived: Fri, 09 Sep 2011 07:27:29 -0400
Subject: Re: Newspaper Misses On Flying Saucer Term Origin

>From: Jason Gammon <boyinthemachine.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 11:53:26 -0400 (EDT)
>Subject: Re: Newspaper Misses On Flying Saucer Term Origin

>>From: Gregory Boone <evolbaby.nul>
>>To: post.nul
>>Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2011 15:57:47 -0400 (EDT)
>>Subject: Newspaper Misses On Flying Saucer Term Origin

>>Please correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the term Flying
>>Saucer originate with Kenneth Arnold's sighting and that was
>>after people had been reporting daylight discs? It gets foggy
>>sometimes as some people contradict one another and new data

>>Arnold described the movement of the craft he saw which he
>>likened to skipping saucers on water that was a fun past time
>>and still is. New accounts then inaccurately used the term
>>Flying Saucers thus confusing even more.

>>This news article contradicts that and you'll see why. Perhaps
>>one of you historians can tell the paper what the real deal is
>>so the public gets the story straight.


>In an episode of Wild West Tech, season 3 episode 3, titled, The
>Unexplained, it is claimed that back in the 1800s the term
>'flying saucer' was used to describe an "airship" sighting and
>that it appeared in print. It's been some time since I've seen
>the episode so I have no further details.

>-Jason Gammon

Jan 22 1878, Denison, Texas. John Martin saw a descending round
object, dark and backlit by the sun, which he described as
attaining the apparent _size_ (not shape) of a "large saucer".
It isn't 100% clear but he probably only used the "saucer"
comparison because of its circularity. He doesn't say that he
thought the round object was actually flat or dished.

Martin Shough

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