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Years later, Arnold claimed he told Bill Bequette that "they flew erratic, like a saucer if you skip it across the water." Arnold felt that he had been misquoted since the description referred to the objects' motion rather than their shape. Thus Bequette has often been credited with first using "flying saucer" and supposedly misquoting Arnold, but the term does not appear in Bequette's early articles. Instead, his first article of June 25 says only, "He said he sighted nine saucer-like aircraft flying in formation..."
The next day in a much more detailed article, Bequette wrote, "He clung to his story of shiny, flat objects racing over the Cascade mountains with a peculiar weaving motion ‘like the tail of a Chinese kite.' ...He also described the objects as 'saucer-like' and their motion 'like fish flipping in the sun.' ...[Arnold] described the objects as 'flat like a pie-pan and somewhat bat-shaped'." It wasn't until June 28 that Bequette first used the term "flying disc" (but not "flying saucer").
A review of early newspaper stories indicates that immediately after his sighting, Arnold generally described the objects’ shape as thin and flat, rounded in the front but chopped in the back and coming to a point, i.e., more or less saucer- or disk-like. He also specifically used terms like "saucer" or "saucer-like", "disk", and "pie pan" or "pie plate" in describing the shape. The motion he generally described as weaving like the tail of a kite and erratic flipping.
For example, in a surviving recorded radio interview from June 25, Arnold described them as looking "something like a pie plate that was cut in half with a sort of a convex triangle in the rear." His motion descriptions were: "I noticed to the left of me a chain which looked to me like the tail of a Chinese kite, kind of weaving... they seemed to flip and flash in the sun, just like a mirror... they seemed to kind of weave in and out right above the mountaintops
TextHe was also sure that the lights or object was moving too slow for a plane, and as it approached even closer, he could see that it was flying extremely low-too low for an airplane, and it made absolutely no sound. But as it came even closer, he could make out a low, humming sound, and the shape of the object was now evident. It was a triangle, and the lights were connected to a structured object.
Text08:40 p.m., Linda Nicoletti
At 08:40 p.m., Linda Nicoletti, a family mother in her thirties had looked out a window of her house in Brewster. She saw a large lighted object hovering over Interstate 84 just west of her home, and she first thought it could be a large jet airplane that was going to crash into her house, but realized it was not an airplane: it was moving too slow.
She described it to the investigating ufologists as V-shaped with rows of bright lights along its "wings." She said that there were so many of these lights that it impossible to count them, and that they were of all colors of the rainbow, with one much larger and brighter light in the center underneath.
The object drifted slowly toward her house. She opened the window where she stood watching to check what the object sounded like, but she heard no sound, which confirmed to her that it could not be an airplane.
Then the object then made a right-angle turn and headed toward the home of her neighbor Dennis Sant two doors away. When the object turned, she saw Dennis Sant standing in his garden also watching the object.
Text"As we approached the house I saw a large, triangular object hovering over my yard about fifty feet from my house. It seemed to be not much higher than my roof. We pulled into the driveway, and we all jumped out and ran into the backyard. The object was no longer there. I took the children into the house to get them ready for bed, but I felt a strong urge to go back outside."
It was a very large object. The structure of it was very dark grey, metallic, almost girder-type looking… The object seemed to be very silent. The lights were iridescent, bright; they stood out in the sky as three-dimensions. It looked like a city of lights. It just hung in the sky, all brilliant colours…
originally posted by: OneGoal
a reply to: schuyler
Didnt they translate the binary from the Rendlesham forest incident and subsequent triangular craft that was apparently beamed telepathically to Penniston? I believe i remember reading that it said something along the lines of:
"Observational vehicle for planetary advance"
And i read some less corrobrated piece suggesting the craft was from the future.
What do you think?
originally posted by: ImmortalLegend527
a reply to: chr0naut
They dont exist its all been a lie.
I have seen a disk shaped UF, (Covex base, half convex, half concave, top) up close. It wasn't a triangle. It was metallic and had some sharp edges (not all foggy/fuzzy), so perhaps they exist, too.
Traci Lords and it is said that if you stare into the center of it you will see a million stars