Of course, military intelligence during this time, were a bit skeptical when hearing of Mr. Arnold’s UFO sighting; although, Kenneth was considered a viable witness. The authorities had questioned Kenneth continually, and he stated he had not had a moment of peace since sighting. Even though his explanation for using the term “flying saucer” has disappeared with time; the term had become a huge news media misquote in America’s history. Additionally, it had become a commonly used phrase in mid-century households.
The “flying saucer” and alien phenomenon had began!
Since the late 1940’s, there has been literally hundreds of flying saucer depictions. Of course, Hollywood got on board with this new Space Age fascination, and thus the rise of extra-terrestrial-related movies; and TV series, such as Lost in Space-1965-1968, and My favorite Martian- 1963-1966.
Lost in Space TV Series
The need for flying saucer-related consumer goods want crazy!
During the mid-century, folks wanted to purchase books, magazines, comic books, household items (e.g., lamps, furnishings) apparel, and even UFO-shaped housing!
1960’s ‘Tatter’ magazine cover