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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.


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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