On this very day in 1947, pilot Kenneth Arnold reported spotting a series of saucer-like discs flying at an incredible rate of speed over Mount Rainier for about two minutes. Skeptics suggested he'd seen a reflection or a common cloud formation, but Arnold very publicly stuck to his story. The incident was never fully explained and term flying saucer was born - right here in the Northwest.
Mysterious UFO sightings over Mount Rainier
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