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Kenneth Arnold's sighting

Kenneth Arnold sighting report in the Press:

The article below was published in the newspaper The Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, USA, on page 2, on July 12, 1947.


Spinning Saucer Hoax Is Exposed

TWIN FALLS, Idaho, July 12 (AP) -- Four lads with imagination that run to flying discs may or may not be laughing up their sleeves today after their version of a flying saucer had practically the entire local populace, the FBI, Army Intelligence officers and police on the run.

The boys created and planted in a local yard yesterday an object that looked to them, as well as to the Army and civilian officers, just like a flying disc should look.

Their hoax was exposed after Assistant Police chief L. D. McCracken was tipped one of the boys knew something about the disc.

The creation, which took two days to complete, was made of from parts of an old phonograph, burned out radio tubes and other discarded electrical parts. It had a plexiglas dome, radio tubes, burned wires and glistening gold and silver sides.

Since the boys are juveniles their names were withheld. They will not be prosecuted, McCracken said.

To: Kenneth Arnold or Newspapers 1940-1949.

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