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Flying Saucers Hover Over the United States of America – July 1947

In July 1947, numerous sightings of UFOs were reported in various states in the USA.

Pleasingly, most of the newspaper reports descibed the UFOs as ‘flying saucers’ or ‘flying discs’. Sadly, ‘flying saucers’ is a term that seems to have fallen by the wayside over the last few decades – perhaps suggesting that the aliens have since updated their old designs.

We found this newspaper report – published in July 1947 – about the sightings of the UFOs, and thought we’d post this article on the blog.

Oh, and we’ve also included a newspaper cartoon which nicely captures the bygone era of spotting ‘flying saucers’.

historical newspaper report about flying saucers

Western Daily Press – Monday 07 July 1947

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000513/19470707/014/0001

historical newspaper report about flying saucers

Gloucestershire Echo – Friday 03 November 1950

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000320/19501103/041/0003

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