The story of Kenneth Arnold. The man now synonymous with UFO lore. On June 24th,1947 he saw 9 objects fizzing through the sky at incredible speed. He described what he saw as shiny objects, shaped like a chevron, performing unbelievable aerial manoeuvres. Arnold was a well seasoned pilot and a credible witness whose story was investigated by the United States Air Force.
But the notoriety of Ken Arnold comes from his description of what he saw: “…they skipped along like flying saucers hopping off the water…“.
The term Flying Saucers quickly entered the mainstream vocabulary and cemented Ken Arnold and his UFO sighting in the history of one of the great conspiracy theories; the existence of aliens.
This 3 minute video gives his amazing story, and does it to the X-Files theme tune!
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