There’s a nice little story in the New York Times today about flying saucers. Sixty eight years ago the world learned of their existence, or at least read the term for the first time. The phrase flying saucers developed in reference to objects that Kenneth Arnold had seen on June 24, 1947 flying over Mt. Rainier. Arnold described nine unusual, fast-moving objects “flying like a saucer would.” And term, flying saucer was born.
Turns out they were probably a flight of geese.