First “Flying Saucer” Sighting
Did You Know? Aviator Kenneth Arnold reported seeing a group of fast-flying objects in Washington State on June 24, 1947. He compared their motion to that of saucers being skipped across water. Though he did *not* say they were *shaped* like saucers (actually, he said they *weren’t*), his account led to the term “flying saucer.” LEARN MORE.