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We are not Alone On June 24th 1947 while searching for the remains of a downed Marine C-46 transport lost somewhere in the Mount Ranier area a young Idahoan businessman named Kenneth Arnold spotted something that would change his life forever Just north of his position flying at an altitude of 9500 feet and an unprecedented airspeed of 1700 mph he spotted nine circular aircraft flying in formation According to his estimate the aircraft were approximately the size of a DC-4 airliner Jackson 4 This account was the first sighting to ever receive a great deal of media attention This sighting gave birth to the phrase flying Saucer coined by a reporter named Bill Begrette Although not the first UFO sighting in history Kenneth Arnolds account is considered to be the first documented UFO sighting The following day Mr Arnold discovered that in addition to his sighting there were several others in the Mount Ranier area that same day Jackson 6 When most of think of UFO sightings we picture an unemployed half- crazed alcoholic hick living in a trailer park in the middle small town USA Often times this description although a little exaggerated seems to fit fairly well In the past when the average person spotted a UFO they were quickly discounted as a kook or con-artist in search of either attention or monetary reward It wasnt until more reputable figures in our society began to come forward that we that we started looking at this issue a little more seriously An article written 1957 entitled Strange lights over Grenada written by Aime Michel describes
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