posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 11:54 AM
It would be interesting to know when the first flying saucer type craft of this type were first reported in modern times. There are photos of disc
shaped craft from 1930's Germany, but Kenneth Arnold used the term to describe the movement of the craft he saw ('like a saucer skipping on water')
and not the plan-form of the UFO's.
According to wiki (Yes, I know....) "While disc-shaped flying objects have been interpreted as being sporadically recorded since the Middle Ages, the
first highly publicized sighting by Kenneth Arnold on June 24, 1947, resulted in the creation of the exact term by U.S. newspapers."
So it would seem the creation of the 'flying saucer' type craft was not an invention of Adamski's, rather it was a term used by the media. Wiki
goes on "The term UFO was, in fact, invented in 1952, to try to reflect the wider diversity of shapes being seen. However, unknown saucer-like
objects are still reported, such as in the widely publicized 2006 sighting over Chicago-O'Hare airport"
Interestingly, on Adamski's page there is the following quote: "James W. Moseley interviewed German rocket scientist Walther Johannes Riedel
(1903–1974), who told him that he had analyzed Adamski's UFO photos and found them to be fakes. Riedel told Moseley that the UFO's "landing
struts" were actually 100-watt General Electric light bulbs, and that he had seen the "GE" logo printed on them"
One last observation on Adamski- whilst today he is considered an obvious fraud, some say that in his day he seems to have been incredibly well
connected with the rich and famous having allegedly had private audience with the Pope, politicians and Royals from various countries. I suppose he
must have come off as an intriguing figure in those more innocent times, and there was also an international UFO 'flap' going on during the time of