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Chehalis is Laying Claim to the Term ‘Flying Saucer,’ and Throwing a Party to Celebrate

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Article by Molly Gilmore                     September 19, 2019                      (theolympian.com)

• On the weekend of September 21st, the Lewis County Historical Museum in Chehalis, Washington (state) hosted the first annual Flying Saucer Party to commemorate Kenneth Arnold’s famed 1947 sighting of flying saucers over nearby Mt Rainier while piloting a plane from Chehalis to Yakima. The incident gave rise to the term “flying saucer” because he described the objects as saucer shaped.

• In the ’60s and ’70s, Chehalis held events called ‘Krazy Days’ where they tossed flying discs off of the town museum’s gazebo. The townspeople renewed the tradition of the ‘saucer drop’ at the Flying Saucer Party. The saucers have prizes attached for the kids.

• The event featured a talk by Arnold’s granddaughter Shanelle Schanz of Boise, who calls Arnold “the godfather of the UFO field”. Schanz says that her grandfather had no interest in UFOs before he spotted them (on June 24, 1947, just before the Roswell crash a month later). Said Schanz, “His first instinct when he spotted the flying objects was that they were some kind of Russian intelligence aircraft.”

• The event featured other speakers as well, and museum exhibits of local UFO sightings and on the impact UFOs have had on popular culture. The Chehalis Theater screened a pair of films: ‘Mystery Science 3000’ and the 1956 alien-attack flick ‘Earth vs. the Flying Saucers.’ A downtown restaurant hosted live music and an alien costume contest.

• Ever since Kennth Arnold’s “flying saucer” report made international headlines in 1947, Chehalis has loved the flying saucer. There have been plenty of other more recent UFO sightings there, too. The museum’s executive director Jason Mattson remarked, “I’ve been hearing stories from people I wouldn’t have expected who’ve seen things that they can’t explain.”

 

On Saturday, the flying saucers will return to Chehalis.

Kenneth Arnold in 1947

The occasion is the Lewis County Historical Museum’s first Flying Saucer Party. The event commemorates Kenneth Arnold’s famed 1947 sighting of what appeared to be flying saucers.

But the saucers that will take flight Saturday aren’t unidentified flying objects. They’re flying discs that will be tossed from the museum’s gazebo. It’s the return of the saucer drop, a beloved tradition at Chehalis’ Krazy Days during the ’60s and ’70s. The idea now, as then, is that kids can catch the discs, which will have prizes attached.

Though those saucers are the only ones expected to fly on Saturday, there’ll be plenty of other flying-saucer themed goings on, all inspired by the objects Arnold saw above Mount Rainier while piloting a plane from Chehalis to Yakima. The incident gave rise to the term “flying saucer” because he described the objects as saucer shaped.

                       Shanelle Schanz

Chehalis has loved the flying saucer ever since, and there have been more recent UFO sightings there, too, said Jason Mattson, the museum’s executive director.

In fact, more people have been talking about strange things they’ve seen since the museum announced the saucer soiree.

“I’ve been hearing stories from people I wouldn’t have expected who’ve seen things that they can’t explain,” Mattson told The Olympian.

The event will feature a talk by Arnold’s granddaughter Shanelle Schanz of Boise, who’ll talk about her memories of Arnold — whom she calls the godfather of the UFO field — and show some of his documents.

2:59 minute video: ‘The Return of the ‘Saucer Drop’
in Chehalis, WA (Pacific NorthWEIRD YouTube)

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Contact with Nordic Alien in USAF uniform whose spacecraft was photographed

In the final installment of this four part interview series we discuss photos JP took of spacecraft belonging to human looking “Nordic” extraterrestrials over MacDill AFB, Tampa, and also near his new home in Orlando, Florida. He describes an encounter he had with a Nordic in a USAF uniform who says they are helping the Air Force with advanced technology projects. JP described the Nordic’s uniform and a distinct patch he wore, before taking photos of the departing craft.

For Part 3 go to: https://youtu.be/6NZgP3ClR0Y

For Part 2 go to: https://youtu.be/LQjU_5FTPq8

For Part 1 go to: https://youtu.be/_6-fz6uRW3c

To learn more about JP and the photos he has taken of antigravity craft go to: https://www.exopolitics.org/jp-articles-photos-videos/

Aliens the Latest Pop Culture Trend in Television and Movies?

by Mads Lennon                     March 17, 2019                     (1428elm.com)

• Today, there is a general acceptance of sentient life beyond our planet. There is no denial of that unless you’re naive about the sheer size and space of our never-ending universe. But instead of fearing an invasion of alien species as in the past, now we are actively seeking them out. Thus our media and storytelling has transformed as well when it comes to aliens.

• In the distant past, primitive humans recorded UFO and extraterrestrials sightings with petroglyphs and cave art. The Puritans were among the first Europeans in America to see them. During the 1900’s, aliens were scarier to us because they represented a vastly evolved technological civilization.

• By the 1950’s, post-war hysteria, fear of Russian weaponry and rocket experimentation manifested in a wave of “flying saucer” sightings. People were afraid that their bodies would be used for experiments. People were afraid of modernization and the growing eye of big brother.

• But today, aliens represent our ascent and ownership of advanced technology and cyberspace. Our world has transformed and therefore so has our lore and our urban legends. As our own technology has evolved, it appears that the number of reported sightings and abductions, and the fear of them, have diminished.

[Editor’s Note]   This is the simplistic view of the modern mainstream philosopher. We feared the unknown in the past, and that manifested our collective fear of UFOs and extraterrestrials. But today we are used to advanced ‘space age’ technology and we no longer fear extraterrestrial technology, and therefore the UFO/ET threat is gone. Problem solved. This goes out of its way not to address the very existence of UFOs and our continuing interaction with extraterrestrials, and alludes that UFOs and ET are somehow not real. This discussion is meant to side-step the issue and keep a mind-controlled public in a state of blissful ignorance. It is time that our society woke up and addressed the ET issue head-on, and not through editorials suggesting that our perception of the VERY existence of UFOs and extraterrestrials is merely a societal reaction depending upon our species’ level of technological development.

 

When was the first time you learned about aliens? I remember being fascinated by the idea of their existence when I was younger.

First I was exposed to E.T. and then I would spend hours googling different stories of UFO sightings and encounters. I would pretend blips in the night sky were alien spacecrafts instead of boring airplanes. They permeated our culture, we have always had a fear and fascination of what lies beyond our small (in the grand scheme of things) place in the universe.

History of Extraterrestrial Sightings

Of course, UFO sightings have been part of our history for thousands of years. The Puritans were some of the first known Americans to see them. But there were signs of primitive humankind having their own theories about extraterrestrials too, with petroglyphs and cave art being found as evidential relics of prior beliefs.

1940 UFO sightings were far different than the UFO sightings and stories we hear about today; they evolve along with humankind. Aliens were scarier to us in the 1900s because they represented a vastly evolved technological civilization. As our technology has evolved, alien sightings have become more scarce.

The Smithsonian featured a fascinating article by writer Greg Eghigian about how UFO reports have evolved with the technology of the times.

“Flying saucers” weren’t actually common until the post-war hysteria, fear of Russian entanglement in American space and rocket experimentation manifested these visuals and terrors of foreign weaponry. Prior to the 1940s, alien sightings were more celestial in nature and less about the technological component.

I believe, today, aliens represent our ownership of technology. It explains why people used to fear abductions and invasions. Many sightings (research specific cases) were people afraid their bodies would be used to conduct experiments. People were afraid of modernization and the growing eye of big brother.

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