1932-05-00; USA, Ohio, St. Paris
Category: UFO Photo
The unidentified flying object in the picture could not have been a street lamp, simply because there were no street lamps there at the time. There are no power poles or power lines visible anywhere in this picture. Summer 1932, Mid-day, St. Paris, Ohio. This picture of George Sutton of St. Paris, Ohio, taken near mid-day (as may be seen from the shadows on the ground) shows a vintage automobile with a 1932 license plate on the front bumper. The owner of the photo album says there were no electric street lights along this road in those days. Nobody has been able to account for the dark object seen over Sutton's left shoulder in this photograph.
Many have claimed the photo a hoax, however 1932 is a little early for this particular type of "saucer" hoax snapshot. 1932 was certainly long before the "saucer" mentality which debunkers love to claim permeated US culture (and gave rise to both hoaxes and delusions and mass hallucinations, they claim) thanks to various visual media, from sci-fi comics to movies; Certainly long before Kenneth Arnold's infamous description of the discs seen at Mt. Ranier in 1947. It was 1938 when Orson Welles broadcast his radio play adaptation of H.G. Wells' "The War Of The Worlds" where martian ships were described more like marching robots on tripodal limbs with flailing tentacles, death rays and black, poisonous gasses.
Source: UFO II CD-ROM
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