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Kenneth Arnold's sighting

Kenneth Arnold sighting reports in the Press:

The article below was published in the newspaper The Daily Capital Journal, Salem, Oregon, USA, on page 1, on June 26, 1947.

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Doubt Tale of Mystery Flight

Pendleton, Ore., June 26 (AP) -- A tale of nine mysterious objects - big as airplaines - whizzing over western Washington at 1200 miles an hour got skepticism today from the army and air experts.

The man who reported the objects, Kenneth Arnold, a flying Boise, Idaho, businessman, clung however to his story of the shiny, flat objects, each as big as a DC-4 passenger plane racing over Washington's Cascade mountains with a peculiar motion "like the tail of a kite."

An Army spokesman in Washington, D. C., commented, "as far as we know, nothing flies that fast except a V-2 rocket, which travels at about 3,500 miles an hour — and that's too fast to be seen."

The spokesman added that the V-2 rockets would not resemble the objects reported by Arnold, and that no high-speed experimental tests were being made in the area where Arnold said the objects were.

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