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Kenneth Arnold's sighting

Kenneth Arnold sighting report in the Press:

The article below was published in the newspaper The Dixon Telegraph, Dixon, Illinois, USA, on page 1, on June 30, 1947.

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"Flying Saucer" Controversy Is Continued; New Witnesses Report

Seattle, Wash., June 30. -- (AP) -- The "flying saucer" controversy continues today with eyewitness converts almost as numerous as the announced skeptics.

The last appearance of the mystery objects seen "tumbling" or "undulating" through the skies from Texas to Canada, was reported last night. Frank M. King of San Leandro, Calif., told newsmen he and a group of friends heard a "swishing, whistling sound" and, from his backyard, sighted a "gleaming object" last night.

"The moon was shining brightly and we could see it plainly", he said. "It seemed to be oval in shape and fairly flat."

However, while de the mystery continued to baffle many, Ray Taro, Everett, Wash., iron works operator, refused to be alarmed. For several weeks he has been melting down beer bottle caps for the metal. The "saucers", he asserts, are merely the unfazed aluminum disks, carried hundreds of feet into the air by blowers and 3,000 degrees of heat, and wafted away by air currents.

The controvery began after Kenneth Arnold, flying businessman, reported last Tuesday he saw nine mysterious objects whizzing over western Washington. He estimated their speed at 1,200 miles an hour.

To: Kenneth Arnold or Newspapers 1940-1949.

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