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Today in history:June 24, 1947- Arnold spots UFO’s Near Mt. Rainier

June 24, 1947

Kenneth Arnold shows a drawing of one of the objects he reported seeing on June 24, 1947. Courtesy U.S. Air Force

1947: Pilot Kenneth Arnold sights a series of unidentified flying objects near Washington’s Mt. Rainier. It’s the first widely reported UFO sighting in the United States, and, thanks to Arnold’s description of what he saw, leads the press to coin the term flying saucer.

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