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Kenneth Arnold's sighting

Kenneth Arnold sighting reports in the Press:

The article below was published in the newspaper The Star-Tribune, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, on page 7, on June 26, 1947.



Nine 'Saucers' Whiz by Pilot at 1,200 MPH

PENDLETON, ORE., -- (UP) -- Nine bright, saucer-like objects flying at "incredible" speed at 10,000 feet altitude were reported here yesterday by Kenneth Arnold, Boise, Idaho, pilot, who said he could not hazard a guess as to what they were.

Arnold, a United States forest service employe engaged in searching for a missing plane, said he sighted the mystery object Tuesday flying between Mount Rainier and Mount Adams, in Washington.

Arnold said he clocked the objects and estimated their speed at 1,200 miles an hour. He said they appeared to fly almost as if fastened together - if one dipped, the others did, too.

In Washington, the war department said it had no information on the mystery.

An army spokesman expressed interest at the estimated speed of 1,200 MPM, declaring:

"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."

To: Kenneth Arnold or Newspapers 1940-1949.

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