Flying saucer imagery circa 1946

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  1. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    This is a fascinating power point presentation on the emergence of the "flying saucer" trope around the time pilot Kenneth Arnold first saw ufos over Mt. Rainer WA in 1947. While some flying saucer images in comics and on pulp covers dallied with the concept prior to 1947, the idea really didn't take off until the dawning of the ufo era after 1947. Was this a case of synchronicity between culture and reality? Or something else? You be the judge.

    http://www.ufo.it/ufo/2017/03/11/flying-saucer-imagery-1947-and-the-earlier-decades/
     
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  3. Kristoffer Giant Hyrax Valued Senior Member

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    So I copy pasted MR's second post into the Google and this came up:

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    This was my favourite:

    ” There are no alien autopsies, abductions or crop circles in these stories, but there is no shortage of weirdness.
     
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  5. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    It would have been alot easier for you to click on the link I posted.
     
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  7. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    I think the PowerPoint you link to sums up the most likely explanation, without any need to conclude on alien flying saucers being a reality.
     
  8. Bells Staff Member

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    Or you could not copy and paste a whole article and just provide a link with nothing else. You didn't even provide anything of your own. Hell, you even copied and pasted the links they had embedded in their article. You just copied and pasted an entire article and then just provided a link and nothing else.

    Did you cite the author or the website you lifted that entire article from? No.

    Did you format it in a way to allow readers to understand and know that non of that post was your own particular work or words? No.

    Did you get permission from the author and/or website to copy and paste the entire article? Going to guess that is a no as well.

    No one actually needed to click on the link because you lifted the entire thing, embedded links included.

    And is this thread supposed to be about the media representation of UFO's and how the whole flying saucer meme took off?

    Because you have not exactly set any parameters for the thread itself and you appear to be using it as an invitation to discuss UFO's if your OP is anything to go by. This is not the place for it.

    I would suggest you apply your own words and only quote 10% or less of the article and provide information about the source. I have removed your 2nd post in this thread from view, since it is technically theft and also a breach of copyright laws pretty much everywhere in the world to lift whole and entire articles and post it as you did. It is also a breach of this site's rules:

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    Pay particular attention to F4.
     
  9. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    This particular article outlines the origin of the term "flying saucer" in the context of the 1947 sighting by pilot Kenneth Arnold:
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    "There’s a fresh UFO hullabaloo, and that provides the perfect opportunity to encounter the origin of “flying saucer” and “UFO.” There are no alien autopsies, abductions or crop circles in these stories, but there is no shortage of weirdness.

    First, here’s the latest extraterrestrial extravaganza. A group of retired Air Force members and UFO researchers held a press conference claiming that aliens not only monitor, but have interfered with nuclear weapons around the world. No video, audio or other documentation accompanies these claims.

    In June, 1947, aviator Kenneth Arnold created a media sensation after reporting a remarkable experience over Mount Rainer in Washington State. Arnold said that he encountered flashes of light and nine objects flying in a formation, flipping over occasionally and waving from side to side. He followed them and found they were traveling at an incredible speed and consisted of various shapes. Eventually, he lost sight of them and landed, sharing his experience. Word spread, and his account, to use the jargon of the Web, went viral.

    In interviews with the press, Arnold described the flying objects in multiple ways, including “oval in front and convex in the rear,” and like a “pie plate.” Some unknown editor is probably responsible for the historic coinage “flying saucer.” For awhile, “flying disk” competed with “saucer” in the arena of public discourse, but we all know the winner of that linguistic duel..."

    Continued at "Dictionary.com"
    http://blog.dictionary.com/flying-saucer-ufo/
     
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