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Kenneth Arnold's sighting

Kenneth Arnold sighting reports in the Press:

The article below was published in the newspaper St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, on page 25, on June 27, 1947.



Whole Thing Has Gotten Out of Hand, He Says - No Peace Since He told It.

PENDLETON, Ore., June 27 (UP) -- Kenneth Arnold said today he would like to get on one of his 1200-mile-an-hour "flying saucers" and escape from the furor caused by his story of mysterious aircraft flashing over southern Washington.

"I haven't had a moment of peace since I first told the story," the 32-year-old Boise, Ida., businessman and pilot sighed.

He said a preacher called him from Texas and informed him that the strange objects Arnold claims to have seen batting through the ozone actually were harbingers of Doomsday.

A woman rushed into a Pendleton Cafe, took one look at Arnold ad then dashed out shriking, "there's the man who saw the men from Mars."

Arnold, a representative of a fire control equipment firm, reporting he had seen nine shiny round objects skimming through the air in formation between Mt. Rainer, Wash, and Mt. Adams. Arnold said he was able to clock them on his own plane's instrument panel. He said they were goint 1200 miles an hour.

"This whole thing has gotten out of hand," Arnold went on. "I want to talk to the FBI or someone."

He said most of his aviators friends tell him that what he saw were probably either one of two things: New panes of guided missiles still in the United States Army Air Forces secret category. Some theorized they were experiment of another nation, probably Russia.

Aeronautical experts in Washington and elseswhere said that if Anrold's saucers moved as fast as he said they did, they couldn't have been track with anything short of radar.

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