Wiki excerpt: “On 6.24.47 private pilot Kenneth Arnold claimed that he saw a string of nine, shiny unidentified flying objects flying past Mount Rainier at speeds that Arnold estimated at a minimum of 1,200 miles an hour. The first post-WWII sighting in the U.S. and the first of the modern-era UFO sightings, Arnold’s description of the objects also led to the press quickly coining the terms flying saucer and flying disc as popular descriptive terms for UFOs.”

Video caption from “‘Wow, What Is That?’ — Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects,” a 5.26 N.Y. Times story. Written and reported by Helene Cooper, Ralph Blumenthal and Leslie Kean:

“Videos filmed by Navy pilots show two encounters with flying objects. One was captured by a plane’s camera off the coast of Jacksonville, Fla., on Jan. 20, 2015. That footage, published previously but with little context, shows an object tilting like a spinning top moving against the wind. A pilot refers to a fleet of objects, but no imagery of a fleet was released. The second video was taken a few weeks later.”