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There were a number of ‘flying object’ stories published earlier in 1947, but a key moment occurred on 25th June that year when journalist Bill Bequette wrote an article for the East Oregonian newspaper. The report concerned an account by Kenneth Arnold, a businessman from Idaho, who had seen some strange objects in the sky while flying his own aircraft near Mount Rainier. A description by Arnold concerning the objects’ movements as ‘saucers skipping across water’ was then condensed into the more newspaper savvy term ‘Flying Saucers’ by editor Nolan Skiff. A journalist named Ted Smith interviewed Arnold the next day on KWRC radio and the story soon gained wide attention. The flying saucer term stuck and the modern UFO myth had begun.