Overlords of the UFO (1976) (part 4 of 14)

Incredibly… we just get more UFO photographs. Don’t believe the hype. We’re looking at Mount Rainier, the site where, in one of the earliest sightings of the UFO era, businessman Ken Arnold was flying a private plane in 1947 when he spotted nine discs skipping through the air. We get a crude re-enactment of it, as a static drawing of nine discs is superimposed over a static photo of Mount Rainier. Wow! It’s almost like we were there!

Overlords of the UFO (1976) (part 4 of 14)

“In 1947, businessman Ken Arnold spilled an entire pack of Wint-O-Green Life Savers!”

The host says the discs were moving at 1500 miles an hour, and when Arnold landed, he reported seeing “inverted saucers”. Which is how the phrase “flying saucers” was born in the first place. The host says the saucers were moving at “incredible speeds”, and then we get a number of fast zoom-ins on clouds. Okay, so this is what incredible speed is like? Great. Now, show us what ludicrous speed is like!

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Multi-Part Article: Overlords of the UFO (1976)

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