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Originally posted by Bybyots
Although I can't say exactly what it is, I think something can be said for the fact that the term "Flying Saucer" had only come into common usage 11 days prior to the Roswell incident. Kenneth Arnold only used the term 'saucer' to describe what he had seen, it was the American press that added 'flying' to it.
Did the military strike while the metal was hot? Did they for some reason want to ensure that the term Flying Saucer remain the go to terminology for strange things seen in the sky? Was it an excited local press that had been attuned to the Arnold story already, since it had only happened 11 days before, and were primed to apply the term?
I don't know, but it is really cool to see the paper in all its glory. Thanks for sharing, OP.
Originally posted by Catalyst317
Anyone that has done some research into the subject, I would like to see if the USA was testing "flying saucers" around the same times as the Germans. I know this was a big ordeal at the time and now, just wondering if it was at the same time frame and could have been a "test flight" for the US. I believe, at the time, we were racing against the Germans and Russia for superiority. Maybe it could have been a Russian or German craft?
Again, I am not to familiar on the subject and would love some "historical buff's" input.
Originally posted by Aleister
This blows the weather balloon explanation out of the water and back to shore. The couple who were the quoted eyewitnesses leave no room for a weather balloon to be considered. Unless the wind was blowing at over 100 miles an hour, and the balloon had inside lights apart from the sun shining on it. And this was a great find for you, nice work, as well as a very fine post complete with detailed photographs. I've never read the entire article. And a great keepsake too!edit on 14-2-2013 by Aleister because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Catalyst317
reply to post by Klassified
It cost me $24.99 + tax (Uncle Obama made sure he got his cut too)edit on 14-2-2013 by Catalyst317 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by HelenConway
Originally posted by pheonix358
In this context what does RAAF stand for. It is obviously not Royal Australian Air Force.
Roswell Army Air field
Originally posted by AkumaStreak
Interesting, I've never heard the bit about it coming in glowing and emitting light like that while it was on the ground. Sounds like a weather gallon, right? Anyone!?
And the government statement that there were dummies onboard as part of some experiment after being pressed on the issue... that's called digging your own hole.
Dummies on a glowing weather balloon that came in at 400+ MPH.
Oh yes, it all makes sense now...edit on 2/15/2013 by AkumaStreak because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by br0ker
If you come by the paper where the RAF employee holds up a weather baloon with the famous "smoking gun note" in his hands... let me know and make a few high quality scans of it.. that edition is almost even better
Originally posted by YouSir
reply to post by Catalyst317
Ummm...thats cool...I remember my mom and dad always telling me that the original news reports were all about a disc shaped craft and then the stories all got changed after the fact...