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DragonKing Dark: How newspapers historically covered UFO sightings

If the headlines of today's newspapers suddenly screamed, "The United States in Possession of Alien Spacecraft," the world would go crazy. The 24-hour news cycle would leap on the story until the next crisis came along or was invented. It would be, well, big news.

Yet, it has already happened. 

Thanks to the archives of Newspapers.com, I dig into the start of the "flying saucer" sensation that gripped the United States (and later the world) around the time of the reported Roswell, NM, UFO crash, in July 1947.

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