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December 8, 2012 at 12:39 PM

1947 report of UFOs circling Mount Rainier reenacted for the Travel Channel

It was June 1947 when Kenneth Arnold, a businessman and amateur pilot from Boise, reported seeing nine unidentified discs circling Mount Rainier as if each were a “saucer skipping across the water.”

It was Arnold’s account, widely replayed over the years, that helped coin the term “flying saucer.”

Now a New York-based production company for the Travel Channel is working on a reenactment of Arnold’s famous flight, which originated from the Chehalis Airport, according to The Chronicle newspaper.

The scenes will be used for the Travel Channel’s show “Monumental Mysteries.”

Before shooting scenes in Chehalis, the film crew went to Oakville on Tuesday to reenact scenes from August 1994, when mysterious green blobs reportedly fell from the sky, the newspaper reported.

The segments are scheduled to air on the Travel Channel in April.

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